Banijay Entertainment acquires reality TV hitmakers Bunim-Murray Productions

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FDN Database Reference:  F231109-367
Banijay Entertainment of France has acquired US reality TV maker Bunim-Murray Productions.

Bunim-Murray’s founder Jonathan Murray will continue as chairman and lead creative development, while president Gil Goldschein will remain to tackle corporate initiatives. Banijay plan to help Bunim-Murray expand into the international marketplace.
Aprox. Value:  Undisclosed
Acquirer:  Banijay Entertainment
ACQ Web:
Location:  France, Paris
Region:  Europe
Description:  In less than 2 years Banijay has become a leading name in the global TV production industry. Founded by Stéphane Courbit with further backing from the De Agostini and D’Dgnelli families, Banijay has grown through acquisition.  
Category:  Media, TV Production
Contact 1:  Pascale Amiel
Contact 2:  Guillaume De Verges
Contact 3:  Francois De Brugada 
Vendor:  Bunim-Murray Productions
Vendor Web:
Location:  USA, Van Noys, CA
Region:  North America
Description:  Reality television production company best known for the The Real World, The Bad Girls Club, and Road Rules.
Category: Media, TV Production
Contact 1:  Mary-Ellis Bunim, co-founder
Contact 2:  Jonathan Murray, co-founder 
Link: Hollywood Reporter

Related link: Banijay Entertainment has acquired TV production company Zig Zag January 21, 2010

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