15 Facts About Banijay


Banijay is a French television production and distribution company which is the world's largest international content producer and distributor with over 120 production companies across 22 territories, and a multi-genre catalogue containing over 120,000 hours of original programming.

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Banijay is behind long-running hits that include Peaky Blinders, Grantchester, Wallander, and Black Mirror as well as the upcoming series Marie Antoinette and SAS: Rogue Heroes.

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On 9 January 2015, Banijay acquired New York City-based Stephen David Entertainment.

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In July 2015, Banijay Group announced that it would merge with Zodiak Media; the merger was completed in February 2016.

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In 2017, Banijay acquired BlackLight Television, Blast and Fearless Minds in the UK, launched YellowBird UK and acquired Shauna Events in France.

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In October 2018, Banijay entered advanced talks to acquire rival Endemol Shine Group, with a deal approved a year later on 26 October 2019.

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The purchase was completed on July 3,2020, whereby Banijay took on its current name and upscaled from its 16 territories to 22.

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On December 15,2021, Banijay Rights inked a deal with Viaplay which provided access to its Nordic drama titles.

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In 2021, Marathon Studio, a joint venture with Banijay France was established and it was announced in July that Banijay France acquired DMLS TV.

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Additionally, Banijay Benelux acquired a majority stake in leading Dutch sports producer Southfields.

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Banijay UK announced in October 2021 the creation of new scripted start-up Double Dutch.

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In March 2022, it was announced that Banijay had acquired the Rome-based production company, Grøenlandia Group.

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In May 2022, it was announced that Banijay will be public through an agreement with a SPAC investment group.

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In July 2022, it was announced that Banijay would acquire the Sony-owned German television production company, Sony Pictures Television Germany.

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Banijay has several brands of television programmes and formats aimed at different demographics.

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