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Banijay’s Head of Scripted Lars Blomgren on Keeping 50+ Labels Happy and the Impact of Jack Thorne’s Edinburgh Lecture

Following its seismic $2.2 billion takeover of Endemol Shine, unveiled in late 2019, French TV giant Banijay instantly became a small-screen colossus, spanning some 150 production companies across 22 territories. Just under a year after the deal was first made public — and a few months after it formally closed in the summer of 2020 — Lars […]

Sharon Levy Upped to Chief Content Officer at Endemol Shine North America

The Banijay-owned studio has under her watch grown its portfolio of both scripted and unscripted series.

Netflix Sweeps Top Two Categories at International Emmy Awards

Glenda Jackson wins best actress for 'Elizabeth Is Missing,' while Netflix's 'Dehli Crime' and 'Nobody's Looking' take the best drama and best comedy series honors at the 2020 International Emmy Awards, handed out Nov. 23. 

Peter Salmon, Lucinda Hicks to Lead Banijay U.K.

Endemol Shine U.K. CEO Richard Johnston is stepping down as Banijay set Peter Salmon and Lucinda Hicks as leaders of its U.K. business.

Endemol Shine Int’l CEO Nicola Bamford Exits After Banijay Takeover

Endemol Shine International CEO Nicola Bamford is the latest executive to step down following Banijay's $2.2 billion acquisition of the producer of 'MasterChef' and 'Black Mirror.' The takeover received final regulatory approval earlier this month.

Banijay Closes Endemol Shine Acquisition, Forming Global Production Giant

French TV production firm Banijay has closed its $2.2 billion acquisition of Endemol Shine from Disney and Apollo Global Management, creating a global production titan that will be the largest TV producer outside the U.S. Endemol CEO Sophie Turner Laing is leaving.

Banijay Rights Names CFO

Banijay Rights, the global sales arm of French production giant Banijay Group, which is behind such hit formats as 'Survivor' and 'Wife Swap,' named John Richards CFO as it continues to put its executive team in place ahead of the planned summer close of its Endemol Shine acquisition.

Endemol Shine Veteran Cathy Payne Named CEO of Banijay Rights

Ex-Endemol Shine International boss Cathy Payne has been confirmed as CEO of Banijay Rights and will handle international sales operations at the French TV production giant, whose library includes such hit formats as 'Survivor', 'Wife Swap' and 'Temptation Island.'

Former Zodiak and Endemol Shine Execs Form Asacha Media Group

Former Zodiak and Endemol Shine executives Gaspard de Chavagnac and Marina Williams have formed new pan-European production group Asacha Media Group, which has taken majority stakes in Italy's Picomedia and Stand By Me and France's Mintee Studio.

‘Vikings’ Creator Michael Hirst to Pen ‘Ibis Trilogy’ Adaptation for Endemol Shine

'Vikings' creator Michael Hirst is to pen the adaptation of Amitav Ghosh's 'The Ibis Trilogy,' which Shekhar Kapur is directing for Endemol Shine.

‘Twentieth Century’ Wins Top Prize at Los Cabos Film Fest

'The Twentieth Century,' freshman filmmaker Matthew Rankin's offbeat biopic about Canada's legendary Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, on Saturday took home best picture honors at the Los Cabos Film Festival.

How Endemol May Turn Banijay Into a Global Production Powerhouse

Amid the ongoing consolidation of entertainment and pay TV giants, Banijay Group is shaping up as a true global Goliath.