Banijay teams up with Pixelynx for interactive Black Mirror

Banijay Brands, the commercial arm of production giant Banijay, has teamed up with interactive specialist Pixelynx to create a series of digital experiences based on its Black Mirror series. The pair are launching a series of immersive experiences to take participants into the world of Black Mirror over the course of a series of seasons […]

Spain’s LaLiga launches studio in partnership with Banijay

Content studio Banijay has announced that Banijay Iberia is joining forces with elite Spanish football league LaLiga to launch LaLiga Studios, a new sports-related content production. Through this partnership, LaLiga Studios will produce audiovisual content for LaLiga, clubs, sponsors, and broadcasters. It will also work with international platforms and brands in the development, production, and […]

Banijay picks Amagi to boost FAST strategy

TV producer Banijay has announced a partnership with Amagi to broaden its streaming strategy. The partnership between Banijay Rights, the company’s distribution arm, and Amagi will drive the producer’s FAST strategy worldwide, with Amagi facilitating the creation of channels on platforms including Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Freevee and LG Channels. Banijay’s content library […]

Production giant Banijay to go public

Banijay is to become a public company after owner Stéphane Courbit unveiled a plan to roll the MasterChef and Big Brother production outfit into a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The France-based firm, which owns more than 120 labels in 20 countries, is being moved into FL Entertainment, which will also house Courbit’s online gambling firm Betclic. FL Entertainment is […]

Endemol Shine’s Ponnet to step down

Endemol Shine Group’s chief strategy and commercial officer Wim Ponnet is to step down following the company’s acquisition by Banijay, DTVE sister title TBI has learned. Ponnet becomes the second senior exec departure from the Endemol Shine side following the completion of Banijay’s US$2.2 billion deal, with CEO Sophie Turner-Laing confirming her exit as expected when the […]

Banijay completes EndemolShine acquisition, Sophie Turner Laing to leave

Banijay has formally completed its US$2.2 billion acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, marking the end of a two-year process and the beginning of a period that will see the two companies combining their operations. The enlarged group will be led by Banijay’s CEO Marco Bassetti, with ESG’s chief Sophie Turner Laing stepping down from her […]

Banijay in global collaboration with Twitter

Banijay Group and Twitter have revealed a global collaboration to monetise Banijay content and drive effective brand engagement efforts on the platform. The deal will also see the partners work with brands worldwide to develop co-branded advertising efforts. Banijay operates across 16 territories, and it is via this global production operation it will work with […]

Vivendi taking 26% stake in Banijay-Zodiak

Vivendi has signed an agreement to take a 26.2% stake in the new production company resulting from the combination of Banijay Group and Zodiak Media. Vivendi had previously confirmed it was in talks to take a minority stake in the production outfit. The Banijay-Zodiak transaction, scheduled to complete in the first half of next year, […]

Vivendi in talks to buy Banijay-Zodiak stake

French media giant Vivendi is in talks to buy a minority stake in the soon-to-be merged Banijay and Zodiak production and distribution group. Vivendi confirmed that it is in exclusive talks to buy into to the new company. In a note in its 1H15 financial results, the Canal+ French media firm said: “Vivendi has entered […]

Banijay Group to launch channel on CanalSat

International producer and distributor Banijay Group is moving into the channels business with the launch of celebrity news network Non-Stop People on French pay TV service CanalSat. The company is partnering with French producer Mediatic System to launch the channel, which is a 24-hours news outlet. It has a team of 30 celebrity and entertainment […]