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


811, 2018

The Comedy Unit win at Scottish BAFTAs

The Comedy Unit, a Banijay Group company, have won a Scottish BAFTA for their BBC One Scotland comedy series Scot Squad in the Television Scripted category. The British Academy Scotland Awards took place on Monday at a star-studded event that celebrates the very best film and television produced in Scotland. Hosted by Edith Bowman, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Rupert Everett and Karen Gillan were handing out awards. The Comedy Unit’s series Scot Squad is a spoof police reality show following the first Unified Scottish Police Force and stars actor Jack Docherty as Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson. It has run now [...]

1810, 2018

Banijay Group’s Brainpool Launches Catch

Lucky Pics, a joint venture with Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, today announces Catch. The new SAT.1 sports event show will star Luke Mockridge in Germany and launches later this year. A game everyone is familiar with, Catch will be a gruelling, high-energy physical game format. The new entertainment series sees four celebrity-led teams fight it out for eight rounds in a game of “catch”. Overcoming walls, containers and a number of other obstacles, the teams will comprise course specialists and top athletes. SAT.1 Managing Director, Kaspar Pflüger says: "With 'CATCH! Fun Friday is becoming Catch Friday! Everyone knows how [...]

1810, 2018

Banijay Productions to Produce Survivor for Vox and TV

Banijay Productions, a Banijay Group company, today announces the launch of Survivor in Germany with Vox and TV Now. Already with over 40 local format territories worldwide, Banijay Group’s leading adventure reality format is set to return to the European territory for a new series.   In its 37th season in the U.S., Survivor, the Emmy-winning Unscripted hit show has already proved a ratings success worldwide with key territories also including Australia France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands. And in Germany, the show will see 18 people sent to a desert island for 40 long days with [...]

1810, 2018

Banijay Rights to Bring International Drama Co-Pro The Gulf, to Global Market

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has secured global distribution rights to The Gulf, a brand new international drama co-production, it announced today.   The Gulf is a six-part co-production from New Zealand’s Screentime (Straight Forward, Dear Murderer), Lippy Pictures (Jean, Field Punishment No 1), German fiction specialist Letterbox Filmproduktion (Bad Banks), a member company of the Studio Hamburg Production Group, and broadcaster ZDF.   This German–New Zealand thriller has already attracted a host of key international broadcasters, with MediaWorks’ Three in New Zealand and Nine in Australia onboard. With direction from Charlie Haskell (Straight Forward, Tangiwai), Gaysorn Thavat (Fresh [...]

1010, 2018

Yellow Bird Launches in the U.S.

Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) and Yellow Bird Sweden, today announce the launch of Yellow Bird U.S.. Led by Marianne Gray, the new joint venture follows the award-winning Scandinavian brand’s extensive success worldwide and launch in the UK earlier in 2018.   A Producer for Yellow Bird Sweden, Gray has been pivotal to a number of the label’s leading high-quality brands including Headhunters and Occupied. She is also currently leading production on a new, yet-to-be-announced title shooting in Italy.   Established in Sweden in 2003, Yellow Bird has gone on to become a prolific, internationally-recognised production company. Building its reputation [...]

1010, 2018

Yellow Bird Sweden Hires Stefan Baron as Head of Business Affairs

Yellow Bird, a Banijay Group company, today announces the appointment of Stefan Baron as Head of Business Affairs. Also fulfilling the role of Executive Producer, he will join the business on 1 December 2018.   Baron previously served as Head of International Co-Productions and Executive Producer at Sweden’s Nice Drama, where he was responsible for the international financing of the business’ drama projects and long-term international collaborations. His EP credits there included Alone in Space, Midnight Sun, Hassel and Thicker Than Water. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Swedish public broadcaster, SVT, including Head of Drama. [...]

1010, 2018

Banijay Group Acquires Terence Films

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content producer and distributor, today announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Terence Films, an award-winning French Scripted production label.   Founded in 2005 and 100% owned by Stéphane Meunier and Bertrand Cohen, Terence Films has been responsible for over 300 hours of premium Scripted programming across television, feature films and branded content. To date, titles have included Les Innocents for TF1 and now Amazon Prime Video, award-winning Fortunes for Arte and France 2, award-winning Foudre, and Cut, a co-production with Banijay Studios France and Adventure Line Productions for France 0.   Co-founder [...]