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3004, 2020

From the Twisted Mind of Executive Producer Ryan Reynolds and Hosted by Adam Scott Don’t Premieres on ABC, Thursday, June 11 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT). Watch it. Don’t Miss Out

‘DON’T’ click herefor a first look   Executive produced by Ryan Reynolds and hosted by Adam Scott (“Big Little Lies”), “Don’t” is a comedic physical game show where doing nothing is what it takes to win (finally!). Contestants are given the opportunity to team up with their family and friends for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $100,000 by tackling hilarious tasks, each with the simple rule: “DON’T.”From Banijay Studios North America, ABC’s newest summer game show premieres THURSDAY, JUNE 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).   “I’m excited for people to see ‘Don’t’ and feel we made the right call in changing what was [...]

2704, 2020

Banijay Rights Expands Leadership Team

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces it has bolstered its leadership team, with Roisin Thomas remaining as COO and John Richards taking up the post of CFO. Both reporting to Chief Executive, Cathy Payne, who today starts her new role, the newly devised team will oversee all operational and financial matters for the growing division.   Since 2015, Thomas has served as COO at the distribution business, having joined Zodiak Media back in 2011 pre its merger with Banijay Group, where she served as Chief of Staff to two successive Group CEOs. She started her [...]

2304, 2020

Banijay Group Enlists Cathy Payne to Lead Distribution

Banijay Group today confirms the appointment of Cathy Payne as CEO, Banijay Rights. Previously CEO, Endemol Shine International, she has been brought on board to lead the business’ growing global distribution strategy and activities and take the division through its impending next phase.   An industry veteran, Payne brings a wealth of experience and commercial acumen, and will be tasked with overseeing the positioning and exploitation of Banijay Rights’ expanding catalogue, building the business’ reputation and that of its brands across the world. The move follows almost ten years of service with Endemol, most recently under the guise of Endemol [...]

2204, 2020

IWC to Make Shelf Isolation Series for BBC Scotland

IWC, a Banijay Group company, today announces it has been commissioned to make an 3x30’ series, Shelf Isolation for BBC Scotland.   At a time where we are being asked to stay indoors, some of us may now be able to read more books, watch that classic movie and finally catch up on one of those box-sets our friends have been raving about. In this brand-new series, Shelf Isolation, award-winning author and cultural guru, Damian Barr, will be remotely meeting with some famous Scottish names to get their tips on what to read, watch and listen to. The line-up includes actor, [...]

2004, 2020

CJ ENM and Bunim/Murray Productions Unveil New Large-Scale Physical Game Show, Cash Back

Asian TV giant, CJ ENM, and leading U.S. producer, Bunim/Murray Productions (Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Real World), today announce the launch of a new co-produced physical game show, Cash Back. Already commissioned by South Korea’s tvN for two pilot episodes, the original format champions athleticism and fun, while tapping into the world of Moneymojis.   In each episode ofCash Back,top-tier athletes, including Olympic gold medalists and national champions, navigate crazy obstacles to bank as much money as possible. But there is a catch. The money is in the form of Moneymojis – objects of various shapes, sizes and weights that are difficult to move. There is no [...]

1604, 2020

European Song Contest Winner Conchita Wurst and Steven Gätjen Set to Present the Free European Song Contest Live on ProSieben

Glamour and gala on the international stage: Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, and ProSieben Oscar legend, Steven Gätjen, will present the new Free European Singing Competition from Stefan Raab and ProSieben, live on Saturday, 16 May 2020.   ProSieben CEO Daniel Rosemann:"Conchita and Steven are the perfect choice for a big, musical evening. Conchita thrilled millions of people with his Eurovision Song Contest performance and won the contest. No one is better placed for this European musical idea. Steven is at home at the world's big galas and the perfect host with outstanding live experience."   [...]

104, 2020

Stefan Raab and Prosieben Announce Live European Singing Competition

Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, today announces that following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Stefan Raab and ProSieben will now produce and broadcast a new competition – the Free European Song Contest. Airing live on Saturday 16 May, the show will celebrate passion, fun and a love for music. Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, spectators and fans across the land shared their disappointment. With a gaping hole left in the schedules, Stefan Raab decided to organise a special-edition competition, an idea enthusiastically supported by Raab’s home station, ProSieben.   Stefan Raab comments: “Music connects people, especially in difficult times. This marks the birth of a new, and free, European song competition. This marks the birth of the Free European Song Contest. Special challenges need special solutions and this evening will see [...]