All posts tagged 'Banijay'

BBC Two Acquires UK Rights To Canal+’s ‘Marie Antoinette’

BBC Two has acquired the UK rights to Canal+'s original drama series Marie Antoinette after striking a deal with international distributor Banijay Rights. This marks the first international deal for the series, which is expected to premiere on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer later this year. 

BBC Four Acquires Norwegian Drama ‘Wisting’

BBC Four has acquired the UK rights to Norwegian drama Wisting starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Richie Campbell and Sven Nordin after striking a deal with international distributor Banijay Rights. The series will premiere later this year.

E! UK Acquires USA Network’s ‘Temptation Island’

E! UK - which is now operated by Sky following the recent Comcast deal - has acquired the first and second seasons of USA Network's reality series Temptation Island in a deal with Banijay Rights. The series will launch on E! UK on Sunday August 4th.

BBC Two Orders Oscar Wilde Documentary Featuring Stephen Fry, Freddie Fox, Anna Chancellor & More

BBC Two has ordered The Importance Of Being Oscar, an eighty minute documentary exploring the work of Oscar Wilde from the Banijay owned indie IWC. The one-off documentary is something of a hybrid production featuring both standard documentary elements as well as performances of Wilde's greatest works. A range of experts, enthusiasts and biographers - including Stephen Fry, Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland, and his latest biographer Matthew Sturgis - will explore Wilde’s glittering and at times, scandalous career, which would inform his work, and his subsequent disgraced exit from high society. Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet are all set to star in performances in the one-off.

Takis Candilis Joins Banijay Group To Lead Scripted Drive

takis-candilisVeteran French producer and TV executive Takis Candilis has joined Banijay Group in the newly created role of Head of Scripted. In said role, Candilis will oversee the entire scripted production business for the Banijay Group. He will be based in Paris and will be responsible for expanding the company's French scripted business and boosting international drama output.

Banijay Group, Zodiak Media To Merge

Being Human UKIn what is being hailed as a major deal, Banijay Group and Zodiak Media have agreed terms to merge the two companies, who, between them, generate revenues of more than £640 million ($1 billion USD).