Banijay Group, an international leader in independent audiovisual content production and distribution, has joined the company FL Entertainment, a global digital entertainment player, listed on Euronext Amsterdam, completed the business combination with Pegasus Entrepreneurs. After the Endemol Shine acquisition, in July 2020, Banijay boasts a portfolio of successful global productions and has strategic partnerships with the most innovative, creative and talented international manufacturers.
The rich proprietary library, which includes all genres of entertainment, drama, factual, reality, original series, talk-show, children and animation, is distributed worldwide through the internal distribution company Banijay Rights, which also acts as an agent for the distribution of non-proprietary content.
Among the main formats and numerous successful productions, we mention Versailles, The Voice, Millennium, Inbetweeners, Wife Swap, Fort Boyard, Big Brother, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Wild Things and the original series Black Mirror, Humans, Tin Star, Wallander, Mr Bean.
The presence of the De Agostini Group in the production and distribution of television content began in 2007 through acquisitions in Europe of leading companies in their local markets, Magnolia (Italy), Marathon Group (France) and Zodiak Television (Sweden) and the subsequent creation by Zodiak Entertainment. In July 2010, Zodiak Entertainment strengthens its international presence through the acquisition of RDF Media Group, one of the leading independent production companies in the UK and changes its name to Zodiak Media. The new Banijay Group was born in February 2016 from the merger between Zodiak Media and Banijay (Lov Group).