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


2009, 2018

Banijay Rights’ Hit Format, The Legacy, Set to Air for First Time in Belgium

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces that long-running entertainment format, The Legacy, has been picked up in Belgium for the first time. The new commission, which is for an initial 86 x 45’ episodes, is produced by Zodiak Belgium for RTBF. Locally titled Les Associés the game show will begin on 24 September and will be stripped daily in access prime on RTBF’s French-speaking free-to-air channel, La Une. The Legacy has already been adapted in eight territories and has been a daily hit for more than fifteen years on Rai 1 in Italy and, since [...]

1209, 2018

Benoit di Sabatino joins Zodiak Kids as CEO

Banijay Group today confirms the appointment of Benoit di Sabatino as CEO of Zodiak Kids. With a strong track record in animation and children’s programming, di Sabatino joins the business from Moonscoop Group, an independent content business specialised in the production and distribution of global youth programmes. As Co-Founder of the Group, he was responsible for the creation and production of over 1,500 hours of programming across 100 titles in 160 countries. Flagship brands included Code Lyoko, Geronimo Stilton, Titeuf – both series and film, Tara Duncan and Casper’s Scare School. In his new role, di Sabatino will lead Banijay [...]

3108, 2018

Bunim/Murray Productions and Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson announce joint venture

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a Banijay Group company, and Russell Wilson’s West2East Empire today announced a partnership to develop and produce unscripted programming for a variety of platforms. BMP are the producers of such franchises as The Challenge, The Real World and Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as award-winning series including Ball in the Family, Bill Nye Saves the World and Born This Way. As part of the joint venture Wilson will executive produce a U.S. version of Banijay Group’s celebrity adventure format. Airing on TF1 in France, the original series, L’aventure Robinson, featuring two stars stranded on a [...]

3008, 2018

Banijay Rights to distribute Movistar+ series HIERRO

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has acquired international distribution rights to new Spanish drama HIERRO. An 8 x 60’ Movistar+ original series, HIERRO is co-produced by Portocabo, Atlantique Productions and ARTE France. The crime thriller, which takes place on a secluded island in the Canary Islands archipelago, is created by Pepe Coira and directed by Jorge Coira. Currently in production on the island of El Hierro, the drama, starring Spanish actress Candela Peña (Princesas, Torremolinos 73) and the Argentine actor Darío Grandinetti (Wild Tales, Talk To Her), will launch on Movistar+ in the first half of [...]

2808, 2018

Banijay Rights enters development deal with UK producer Touchdown Films

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, announces today a new development deal with factual specialist Touchdown Films, founded by filmmaker and producer John Osborne (Hillsborough Remembered, The Story of Skinhead). The first title to come from the deal is a special one-off documentary produced by Touchdown Films that tells the story of the Apollo 8 space mission, which has its 50th anniversary in December 2018. Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed the World is an archive-driven documentary directed by John Osborne, that relives the first ever manned mission to the moon. The Apollo 8 journey captured the [...]

2808, 2018

Temptation Island travels to Germany

Banijay Group today confirms its leading controversial reality format, Temptation Island, is set to launch in Germany on RTL and TV NOW. Produced by Banijay Productions Germany, the reality series is set to air in 2019. The ultimate endurance test, Temptation Island – Temptation in Paradise, will see four couples at a crossroads in their relationships travel to a summer resort where their fidelity is tested in a dramatic manner. Challenging them to spend 14 days without their partners in separated beach resorts while surrounded by a host of attractive singletons, the series examines weather the sun, sea, sand, and [...]

108, 2018

Banijay Group Germany launches under leadership of Marcus Wolter

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content producer and distributor, today announces the launch of Banijay Germany. Led by recently announced CEO and co-shareholder, Marcus Wolter, the business sits across operations at Brainpool and Banijay Productions Germany. In the newly formed role, Wolter will collaborate closely with Banijay Productions’ Arno Schneppenheim, who was confirmed as Managing Director in March. Under his leadership, the German production label has already secured a strong and diverse slate and exhibited positive signs of growth. Leading titles to date include a new international version of French adventure gameshow, Fort Boyard for Sat1; primetime show, The [...]