Banijay France Acquires Music TV Specialist DMLS TV

With the acquisition, Banijay now controls 11 production labels across the French TV landscape, including Adventure Line Productions, Endemol France, H2O Productions Shine Fiction, and Marathon Studio. The group’s shows range from hit reality formats Survivor and Fort Boyard to high-end drama series Versailles, to daily talk show Touche Pas à Mon Poste hosted by Cyril Hanouna.

“As we continue to widen our offering in France and cement our stronghold in the market, DMLS TV is the perfect addition,” said François de Brugada in a statement. “Aligned in our commitment to high-quality, unscripted hits, Anne and Mathieu further bolster our entertainment and music catalog and I’ve no doubt their titles have the capacity to travel the group worldwide.”

In a joint statement, Marcassus and Vergne said they looked forward to “enjoying access” to Banijay’s extensive catalog of format rights and said the deal was “a wonderful opportunity for DMLS TV’s titles to travel the world.”

Parent company Banijay, which just last year acquired indie TV giant Endemol Shine Group, is the world’s largest independent television content producer and distributor with more than 120 companies across 22 territories. Its programming catalog includes such highlights as Big Brother, Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and Black Mirror.

This article originally appeared in THR.com.

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