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203, 2020

Award-Winning Indie, Chatterbox, Signs First-Look Deal with Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today confirms a first-look deal with multi-award-winning production company, Chatterbox. The agreement gives Banijay Rights exclusive access to its slate of distinctive factual programming and formats. Chatterbox was founded by senior creatives Nav Raman, a former Channel 4 factual entertainment commissioning editor, whose slate included Brat Camp, Child Genius and The Unteachables, and Ali Quirk, who brings a strong track record in popular factual content from Gogglebox and Come Dine With Me, to Gold Rush and Sky Cops. The relatively new prodco has already picked up two BAFTA Awards and a [...]

2002, 2020

Banijay Rights Sells Hit Doc, Thomas Markle: My Story, To Latin America’s OnDIRECTV

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces that following conversations held at NATPE MIAMI, it has sold the exclusive documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, to pay TV provider, OnDIRECTV Latin America, as well as to a raft of international broadcasters. Thomas Markle: My Story (1 x 90’), from Alaska TV, features up-to-the-minute, first-person insight into one of the biggest international news stories this year; the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down from royal duties. First broadcast on the UK’s Channel 5 in January, achieving nearly double the slot average, the one-off [...]

1402, 2020

Sparks to fly: Lightning commissioned for BBC Two

The BBC has commissioned Fizz and Nice One TV to produce Lightning, a new teatime entertainment show hosted by award winning comic Zoe Lyons.   Lightning sees the traditional quiz show collide with gameshow, in a fast-paced and frantic format designed to leave contestants’ nerves in tatters.   Six challengers battle it out across six adrenaline-pumping rounds while a ruthless spotlight patrols the studio eliminating contestants. The challengers’ motivation is simple: do whatever it takes to stay out of the light.   With dramatic lightning and a thundering soundtrack, Lightning will combine quick-fire questions with physical trials bringing a new [...]

1202, 2020

IWC’s The Big Scottish Book Club Returns to BBC Scotland

IWC, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned to make another 8x60’ series of arts show, The Big Scottish Book Club, for BBC Scotland. Produced in Glasgow, the second run follows the critical success of the first season. The Big Scottish Book Club will return with award-winning author Damian Barr, who once again will interview acclaimed writers from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, to discuss their work on stage in front of a live audience. Filmed in different locations around Scotland, each episode has a theme, from love to loss, survival to betrayal, allowing Barr to delve into, [...]

1002, 2020

Dlo/Magnolia and Movistar+ Original Wrap New Drama, Dime quién soy

Dlo/Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, announces filming has closed on Dime quién soy, the Beta film sold as Tell Me Who I Am, with a Movistar+ air date set for later this year. The original 9x50’ Dlo/Magnolia and Movistar+ collaboration will combine one year’s worth of footage, five different languages and a cast of 185 actors from across the world. Based on the bestselling novel by Julia Navarro, Dime quién soy begins with Javier receiving a novel based on the life of freedom fighter, Amelia Garayoa, and her involvement in key twentieth century historical events. From the Francoist uprising to [...]

602, 2020

Dlo/Magnolia Set to Produce Seventh Series of Cero en Historia

Dlo/Magnolia, a Banijay Group Company, confirms Cero en Historia (And the Rest is History) returned to #0 for a seventh season on Wednesday 5th February at 10 pm.   Continuing as ringmaster, Joaquín Reyes brings all the wisdom and humour the audience have come to expect; with Patricia Conde, Raúl Cimas and JJ Vaquero once more accompanying him on the sofa. However, they will have to squeeze up, as popular comedian and reporter, Susi Caramelo, is stepping up to the stage for this season.   In each episode of Cero en Historia, the contestants and judges will do their best to [...]

502, 2020

Yellow Bird U.S. Locks Rights for Krystal Sutherland’s A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Yellow Bird U.S., a Banijay Group company, today confirms it has optioned the rights for A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, the second title from Krystal Sutherland. The planned TV series adaptation will follow the novel’s humorous and moving story about finding the courage to face our deepest fears.   17-year old Esther Solar believes everyone in her family has been cursed with a Great Fear: a debilitating phobia that will ultimately kill them. Her father is agoraphobic, her mother is obsessed with avoiding bad luck, and her brother is petrified of the dark. As for Esther, she is yet [...]