You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Banijay Group Expands Scripted Business With New U.K. Label BlackLight Television

Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months.

Banijay’s COO Peter Langenberg said the group’s ambition was to create “a thriving entrepreneurial environment for talented people.”

Takis Candilis, Banijay’s head of fiction, said the move would significantly increase the company’s capacity to produce drama “not only in our existing territories but also beyond.”

BlackLight is a new British production company founded by Ben Bickerton and “Being Human” producer Phil Trethowan (pictured, left to right), who recently partnered on 2016 single drama “Ellen” for Channel 4.

“We’re thrilled to help bring BlackLight TV into existence as we expand the Banijay U.K. scripted family,” said Langenberg. “We are absolutely delighted that Ben and Phil, two of the U.K.’s leading scripted producers, have decided to be a part of our vision.”

The new label is set to run Channel 4’s “Coming Up” scheme this year, which gives up-and-coming British filmmakers the chance to have an original feature-length single drama produced. It will also take charge of the broadcaster’s new-talent scheme, “4Stories,” which gives three directors and three writers from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to work on a new three-part series of interconnected half-hour films.

More TV

  • Ruth Wilson

    'The Affair's' Ruth Wilson Stays Mum on Controversial Exit

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

  • NFL Preseason Game

    ESPN Will Not Broadcast National Anthem During ‘Monday Night Football’

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

  • Fox 21, Warren Littlefield Develop Beth

    Fox 21, Warren Littlefield to Develop Beth Macy’s 'Dopesick'

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

  • Brooklynn Prince

    'Florida Project' Star Cast in Lead Role of Apple's Hilde Lysiak Series

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

  • Tom Segura, Christina Pazsitzky

    Tom Segura, Christina Pazsitzky Score Multi-Cam Put Pilot Order at CBS

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

  • Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith

    Fox Gives Put Pilot Order to Adoption Drama From 'Life Sentence' Creators

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

  • "Diana," starring Ana Rujas

    Inside Content Nabs International Sales Rights to Montreal Festival Player 'Diana'

    Banijay Group is expanding its scripted business with the announcement that it has added new scripted label BlackLight Television to its British arm. The worldwide content creator and distributor said the move marked a renewed focus on the scripted genre in the U.K. and that it expects to make additional announcements in the coming months. Banijay’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content