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


3001, 2020

Banijay Rights Signs First-Look Deal With Firecrest Films

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has signed a first-look deal with award-winning Scottish production company, Firecrest Films. The new deal will give Banijay Rights exclusive access to brand new documentaries, factual television series and features from the critically-acclaimed producer. Glasgow-based Firecrest Films has expanded rapidly since taking a minority investment from the Channel 4 Growth Fund in 2017; and in 2018 was named the fastest-growing independent television company outside London. The investment enabled the company to expand its creative team and diversify by adding high-end documentary and factual formats to its catalogue. In the following year, [...]

2901, 2020

Screentime New Zealand Teams Up with Emergency Services for TVNZ

Screentime New Zealand, part of Banijay Group, today confirms TVNZ1 has commissioned a new 10x60’ documentary series, First Responders.   The first production in New Zealand dedicated to capturing all three major emergency rescue services in one series – helicopters, ambulances, boats – First Responders will portray the stories of those in need across the country; from the transport of critically injured patients, to the winching of a cow from the sea. With unprecedented access, each episode will combine rescue footage with 111 call audio and interviews to create an intimate relationship between the audience and First Responders.   Philly [...]

2801, 2020

Banijay Rights Signs First Look Deal with Storyboard Studios

Banijay Rights today announces a three year first look agreement with Scottish Storyboard Studios, part of independent production group iZEN. The company specialises in premium documentary, specialist factual and formats and is headed up by Natalie Humphreys, former controller of factual at the BBC. The agreement is set to bolster the Banijay Rights catalogue which currently sits at more than 20,000 [hours]. With new commissions in production for UK and global broadcasters soon to be announced, further news about collaborative programming as a result of this deal is expected to drop this summer.   Emily Elisha, Head of Factual, Banijay [...]

2701, 2020

Spain Continues to Love La Isla de las Tentaciones

Banijay Group’s Cuarzo Producciones’ first season of La Isla de las Tentaciones has got everyone talking! The local adaption of the hit format Temptation Island, distributed globally by Banijay Rights, has launched with great ratings, securing 3 million viewers across Telecinco and Cuatro on its first outing on 9 January. Airing on both channels, the show has repeatedly attracted high audience numbers, as well as breaking records for its companion show.   Beyond the ratings, the series also scored high across social media. The first episode received 186,543 messages during its broadcast and four hashtags were trending with the recent [...]

2401, 2020

Banijay Italia to Produce Two New Formats for Amazon Prime Video, Ferro and Dinner Club

Banijay Italia, a Banijay Group company, starts the new year by announcing it will produce two new formats, Ferro and Dinner Club. Centring on well-known faces, Tiziano Ferro and Carlo Cracco, the titles will be available on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.   Ferro is an unfiltered depiction of one of the most-loved artists in Italy and worldwide, revealing unpublished and fascinating details of Tiziano Ferro’s life and personality. It is not a self-celebratory documentary, the project, in fact, allows a viewer to discover original and private aspects about his life, passions and work. Unveiling a fascinating and complex personality, [...]

2301, 2020

Impressive Wins for Denmark and Finland

Congratulations to our Nordic companies who have been recognised for nine awards across Denmark and Finland at this year’s prestigious TV Prisen Awards and Kultainen Venla Awards.   Pineapple Entertainment picked up four awards including Best Character Driven Series, which went to Diamond Family; Zulu Awards 2019 won Best Event; Factual Creation went to Tinder Grannies, and Martin Brygmann won Entertainment Host of the Year!   The TV Prisen Awards also recognised Mastiff Denmark which took home Best Lifestyle Programme for Portrait Artist of The Year, Best Singer won Best Entertainment and Best Factual Entertainment went to Different Like Me. [...]

2201, 2020

Banijay Rights Acquires Premium Feature Doc Thomas Markle: My Story

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces that it has successfully acquired the rights to the exclusive Thomas Markle: My Story, featuring up-to-the-minute, first person insight into the one of the biggest international news stories this year; the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down from royal duties. The just-inked deal sees Banijay Rights secure the international rights to Thomas Markle: My Story (1 x 90 mins) from Alaska TV for Channel 5, excluding US and Canada. Commissioned by Daniel Pearl (Leaving Neverland) and executive produced by double BAFTA award-winning Paul Sommers, [...]