Our News 2017-06-26T08:53:36+00:00


1809, 2019

Grimmfest and Greenacre Films Set to Collaborate on Fear Machine

Grimmfest, the UK's leading horror movie festival has joined forces with UK production company Greenacre Films to develop and produce a new UK-centric horror anthology TV series, Fear Machine. Showcasing contemporary British tales of horror, the show will target a broad audience, as well as the modern horror fan. Grimmfest director Simeon Halligan says; "Horror is more popular than ever, with plenty of Film and TV content coming from North America, but in the Sixties and Seventies, it was the UK who dominated the horror scene  - we feel it's time British horror was back in the limelight.” The producers [...]

1809, 2019

Banijay Asia and Wavemaker Help Create Myntra Fashion Superstar; India’s First Digital Reality Show

Wavemaker, the media, content and technology agency from GroupM and Content powerhouse, Banijay Asia, have partnered with Myntra to create India’s first digital reality show - Myntra Fashion Superstar. The show is aimed at identifying the country’s most sought after digital fashion influencer. The eight-part reality show stars actor Sonakshi Sinha and celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani as judges.   The show will provide an opportunity to fashion aficionados with a knack for creating and projecting styles to bring forward their unique personalities, through digital and social-first content. Contestants will compete in a variety of fashion styling and digital content innovation tasks [...]

1709, 2019

Shopping Night Returns to Real Time

Discovery Italia today confirms it has picked up a new series of Shopping Night from Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, for Real Time. The returning 8x60’ hit title is set to air on 19 September at 9.10pm and will see Enzo and Carla reopen the doors of La Rinascente.   Despite a transmission break, the format is unchanged. Each episode features three fierce competitors, three challenging tests, and three outfits to create. Set in La Rinascente, a labyrinth of clothes, shoes, and accessories, Shopping Night sees the most fashionable style experts of Italian television, Enzo Miccio and Carla Gozzi, take [...]

1709, 2019

Banijay Rights Sees Global Demand For It’s UK Factual Youth Programming

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed a significant raft of international sales for a diverse range of its youth-skewed, factual programming which comes as a result of its strong partnerships with UK producers.   The recently sealed deals will see BBC-commissioned, factual programming from leading UK producers such as Zig Zag Productions, Wales & Co., Century Films and The Connected Set travel to territories worldwide, from Australasia to the Nordics to Eastern Europe.   A powerful series that goes behind-the-scenes of the adult film industry, Porn Laid Bare (3 x 60’ and format version) [...]

1209, 2019

Reelz Gets Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer as Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV Strike Co-Development Deal

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has sold series one and two of hit factual series, INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER (20 x 60’). Produced by award-winning independent UK producer, FirstLook TV, the show has been picked up by Reelz in the US. The latest sale of INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER follows those previously announced with the likes of Netflix, Discovery UK, UKTV’s Really Channel, Foxtel and The Justice Network. Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV also today announced a deal to co-develop and co-finance a new slate of crime-themed factual series for [...]

1109, 2019

Richard Dillane, Leanne Best & Adam Pålsson Starring in New Netflix Original Young Wallander

The filming of Young Wallander has just begun - the new Netflix original series based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling Kurt Wallander novels. The cast includes Adam Pålsson (Kurt Wallander), Richard Dillane (Superintendent Hemberg), Leanne Best (Frida Rask), Ellise Chappell (Mona) and Yasen Atour (Reza). The series is created by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, and the producer of the Swedish Wallander franchise at TV4 as well as the successful BBC series Wallander from 2008. I couldn’t be more honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity to play the young Kurt Wallander, and to explore the defining events in [...]

1009, 2019

Banijay Rights And Proper Contents In First Look Development Pact

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has signed a multi-year, first look development deal with UK factual specialist Proper Content to develop and produce series for the UK and international markets.   The first three titles to spring from this brand new agreement are Suicidal: In Our Own Words (1 x 90’) and How You Can Help Stop Suicide (1 x 30’) both for Channel 5 and airing on 10th September; with new series The School That Tried To End Racism [WT] (2 x 60’) for Channel 4. Proper Content also has a number of other exciting new projects in the pipeline with the BBC.   Led by Creative Director, [...]