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|Stéphane Courbit (Chairman)|
Marco Bassetti (CEO)
Peter Langenberg (COO)
Marie Schweitzer (EVP Strategy and Business Development)
Sophie Kurinckx (Group CFO)
Nicolas Chazarain (Group Chief Legal Officer)
Anne Van Sprang (Group HR Director)
Banijay SAS (formerly Banijay Entertainment and later Banijay Group) is one of the largest international content producer and distributor with over 122 production companies across 22 territories, and a multi-genre catalogue containing over 100,000 hours of original programming. Headquartered in Paris, the company was founded in January 2008 by Stéphane Courbit.
The group represents some of the most popular television formats including Big Brother, Survivor, Deal or No Deal, Temptation Island, MasterChef, The Money Drop and Wife Swap, and also produces scripted programming such as Wallander, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror among others.
In 2009, Banijay acquired 51% of Spanish production company Cuarzo Producciones on 12 January, 50% of German producer Brainpool TV on 2 July and the entire television division of Copenhagen-based film studio Nordisk Film on 12 October. In March 2010, Banijay acquired American production company Bunim/Murray Productions for an undisclosed amount.
In September 2012, Banijay acquired a majority stake in Australian production company Screentime, which included a New Zealand division (Screentime New Zealand) and a 49% stake in Irish producer Shinawil which was sold in 2015. That same year, French celebrity channel Non Stop People and Cyril Hanouna's H2O Productions became new members of the Group, followed in 2013 by Italian producer Ambra Multimedia and Spanish producer, DLO Producciones.
In 2017, Banijay acquired BlackLight Television, Blast and Fearless Minds in the UK, launched YellowBird UK and acquired Shauna Events in France. In July of that year Banijay announced it has acquired Survivor production company Castaway Television Productions.
In February 2018, Banijay Group acquired Britain-based company Wonder. and Neon Ink Productions in February with Banijay Studios Italy, Banijay Asia and Banijay Productions Germany were created in June of that year. Portocabo and Terence Films also became members of the group in 2018.
In October 2019, Good Times and Funwood Media became part of the group and the company launched joint venture The Natural Studios alongside Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman.
On 30 June 2020, the European Commission approved Banijay's purchase of Endemol Shine. The purchase was completed on July 3, 2020 whereby Banijay took on its current name and upscaled from its 16 territories to 22. More recently, it signed a deal with Ninteen11, a production company.
Banijay has several brands of television programmes and formats aimed at different demographics. Some of its better-known programmes and formats produced by its many subsidiaries (past and present) are:
- All Together Now
- Big Brother
- Bigg Boss
- The Biggest Loser
- Black Mirror
- The Crystal Maze
- Deal or No Deal
- Fear Factor
- Home and Away
- The Island with Bear Grylls
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians
- Lego Masters
- Location, Location, Location
- Mr. Bean
- Mister Maker
- One Born Every Minute
- Only Connect
- Peaky Blinders
- Ready Steady Cook
- Simon's Cat
- The Wall
- Totally Spies!
- Wife Swap
- Your Face Sounds Familiar
Assets owned by Banijay include:
|Spain and Portugal|
|Australia and New Zealand|
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