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Banijay

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

Discovery expands true crime portfolio

Discovery has announced the commission of two new true crime series. Deadliest Mums & Dads (w/t) and The Real Death in Paradise will be available to watch on Quest Red and discovery+ later this year. Crime is one of the key genres for Discovery UK’s linear and SVoD portfolio, accounting for 49% of total Quest […]

October 21, 2021

Houlind appointed CEO of Banijay Nordic

Banijay, the content producer and distributor, has confirmed Jacob Houlind as CEO, Banijay Nordic. Set to oversee all operations across its portfolio of 24 companies, his remit spans Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the UK and US, following the recent expansion of Yellow Bird. Marco Bassetti, CEO, Banijay commented: “Jacob has long been a part […]

August 13, 2020

Banijay sets UK leadership

Banijay has revealed a revised executive structure for its UK holding, following the recent acquisition of Endemol Shine Group. From September, former ESG Chief Creative Officer, Peter Salmon, will lead Banijay UK as Executive Chairman, with former territory Chief Operating Officer, Lucinda Hicks, by his side, taking up the post of Chief Executive Officer. Moving […]

August 11, 2020

Analyst: “Endemol buy makes Banijay a global powerhouse”

Banijay Group’s £1.7 billion acquisition of Endemol Shine Group creates a global content powerhouse that will be the largest unscripted producer in the world and among the top five scripted producers globally, according to a report from Ampere Analysis. Comprising 200 companies across 22 territories, the newly titled Banijay will be a powerful player in […]

July 30, 2020

Banijay completes Endemol Shine acquisition

Banijay has announced the completion of the acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, previously co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management. The deal is valued at $2.2 billion. The closed deal, which has been successfully approved by the relevant regulators worldwide in consultation with relevant employee representative bodies, […]

July 3, 2020