Advanced Television


Banijay Rights collaborates with Amagi to go FAST

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced its partnership with Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of world-leading independent TV producer Banijay, to drive its Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) strategy worldwide. Amagi has facilitated channel creation, distribution and monetisation for Banijay Rights on key FAST platforms […]

May 25, 2022

ITVBe announces The Singles’ Table

ITVBe and ITV Hub have commissioned Initial (part of Banijay UK) to produce The Singles’ Table, a brand-new dating show, set to give us a heart-warming and entertaining snapshot of what it’s like to be single and looking for love in 2022. As the UK gets back into the swing of weddings, we ask – […]

April 5, 2022

Starstruck recommissioned for Season 2 On ITV

Starstruck, ITV’s Saturday night singing competition which sees members of the public transformed into music icons, will return to ITV and ITVX in 2023. The series, which sees host Olly Murs and judges Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight and Jason Manford, preside over trios of music acts impersonating their favourite stars, has been recommissioned […]

April 1, 2022

The Film and TV Charity launching The Whole Picture Toolkit

The Film and TV Charity is launching The Whole Picture Toolkit: For Mentally Healthy Productions as part of the next phase of its 12-month behaviour change campaign to redefine working culture in the film and TV industry. To celebrate the launch, the charity has brought together a coalition of industry changemakers – leaders and individuals who worked […]

March 15, 2022

Matt Edmondson, Mollie King host discovery+ UK reboot of Beauty And The Geek

Discovery UK has announced the commission of two discovery+ original reality series – the classic and highly popular Beauty And The Geek and a brand-new contemporary format Zodiac Island (w/t). Both shows will drop on discovery+ in the UK later this year. Matt Edmondson and Mollie King (The Saturdays), presenters of BBC Radio 1’s Matt […]

February 8, 2022

UPMG signs Banijay

Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has announced the signing of Banijay, the global independent content creation and distribution group to exploit its music assets. Under the deal, UMPG will work with Banijay Brands which has a portfolio spanning some of the world’s most recognisable shows, including Peaky Blinders, Survivor, Temptation Island, Lego Masters and Hunted. […]

December 17, 2021

Holland appointed Banijay UK Chair

Banijay has announced the appointment of Patrick Holland, as Banijay UK’s Executive Chairman. Taking the role at the beginning of Q2, he joins from the BBC, where he most recently served as Director, Factual, Arts & Classical Music. In his new post, he will lead Banijay UK’s burgeoning portfolio of 20 premium unscripted and scripted […]

December 14, 2021

Banijay UK acquires ZnakTV

Banijay UK has acquired Natalka Znak’s indie production company Znak TV. Znak is responsible for creating formats including Hell’s Kitchen, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and Love Island, and she will continue to run Znak TV in the US while also leading Banijay’s Remarkable Entertainment and Initial. The Remarkable and Initial slates […]

December 3, 2021

Kudos acquires What’s the Story? stake

TV drama producer Kudos has led a Banijay-group investment into the podcast space, by acquiring a 25 per cent stake in growing indie What’s the Story? Sounds. What’s the Story? is led by ex-TV producers Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis. Its catalogue includes Body Of Proof, The Missing, and Emily Atack: Lie Detector. The deal […]

November 29, 2021

Sky commissions third season of Code 404

Sky Original Code 404 – the futuristic crime-fighting comedy starring Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin – will return for a third season on Sky Comedy and streaming service NOW. This announcement follows the success of the first two seasons of Code 404, with the second season becoming the biggest season launch in […]

November 4, 2021