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


2703, 2019

Banijay Rights Lifts off with Sales of Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed the World and Announces MIPTV Launches

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, announces a raft of international sales of Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed the World to National Geographic Channel, Discovery Networks, Bell Media, VRT, RUV-Icelandic State Broadcasting and Discovery Corporate Services Ltd, ahead of MIPTV. Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed the World, a special one-off documentary produced by factual specialist Touchdown Films, tells the greatest space story of them all. On 21st December 1968, the world held its breath as NASA controversially launched the first-ever manned mission to the Moon. As astronauts William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell blasted [...]

1803, 2019

Show&Factual expansion: BRAINPOOL recruits Fabian Tobias to the Management

Another creative mind for BRAINPOOL TV: Fabian Tobias is joining the Management at Brainpool where, beginning in July, he will be responsible for the Show&Factual segment.   BRAINPOOL Managing Director Marcus Wolter remarked: ‘Fabian Tobias is an outstanding and versatile producer and a real asset to our company. He brings a special strategic knowledge of formats, topics and talents, and I’m delighted that he’s going to be contributing all this to Brainpool in future, thus extending our substantive portfolio. It’s our pleasure to have him on board from this summer, and we look forward to working with him.’   Fabian [...]

703, 2019

Wife Swap Returns to TV with New Episodes on Paramount Network Starting Thursday, April 4 at 9 P.M. ET/PT

Wife Swap, one of the most provocative, successful and talked-about social experiments of the reality TV era, returns with 10 brand new, one-hour episodes on Paramount Network starting Thursday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Every week, in an America that often feels more divided than ever, Wife Swap takes two families from very different walks of life and switches spouses to discover there is often more that unites us than divides us.  Wife Swap, a Banijay Group format, is produced by Banijay Studios North America.   “Wife Swap is an iconic international hit that’s more relevant now than ever,” [...]

503, 2019

Banijay Rights Signs First Look Development with Greenacre Fillms

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has signed a multi-year, first look development deal with UK independent production company Greenacre Films. The agreement will see Banijay Rights and Greenacre Films working together to develop and produce TV series for UK, US and international markets.   Greenacre Films was established by award-winning producers and development executives Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Joe All Alone, Akala: Ruins Of Empires, Bhaji On The Beach, Young Soul Rebels, Sea Of Souls) and Amanda Jenks (The Girl, An Englishman in New York, The Widower, Akala’s Odyssey). Their recent critically acclaimed feature film Been So Long [...]

2802, 2019

IWC Secures Double Commission from Sky Arts

IWC, a Banijay Group company, today announces it is set to produce two new unscripted series for Sky Arts’ 2019 transmission slate – Boswell & Johnson’s Scottish Road Trip with Frank Skinner & Denise Mina, and Van Gogh: An Exclusive View – from Tate Britain.   In Boswell & Johnson’s Scottish Road Trip, comedian Frank Skinner and best-selling novelist Denise Mina will be recreating the famous Grand Tour of Scotland, which was completed in 1773 by English writer, and creator of the first great English dictionary, Samuel Johnson, and his young Scottish friend, James Boswell. For Skinner, this will be [...]

2602, 2019

USA Network Renews ‘Temptation Island’ for Season 2

  NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2019 – USA Network today announced a second season pickup for its buzzy reality series TEMPTATION ISLAND. Set to film later this year, Mark L. Walberg will return to host an extended 12-episode sophomore run, which will include a reunion special. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, TEMPTATION ISLAND is currently airing its first season on USA on Tuesdays at 10/9c, with the seventh episode set to premiere tonight.   Since its January 15 debut, TEMPTATION ISLAND has grown its audience by double digits (+34% P18-49, +36% P25-54, +23% total viewers) thanks in [...]

1601, 2019

Banijay Rights’ Iconic Format ‘Wife Swap’ Keeps On Swinging

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, announces a host of new format deals around the world for hit entertainment brand, Wife Swap. Included in the raft of deals is a local adaptation in Brazil, which will see the Wife Swap format hit Brazilian screens for the very first time.   Currently in production by Teleimage, the Brazilian addition will make its debut on TV Record in February 2019. The 11 x 80’ series – known locally as Troca de Esposas – will air weekly in a primetime slot. Wife Swap is the award-winning reality series that gets straight to the [...]