Banijay Benelux Acquires ‘Familie’ Belgian Producer Jonnydepony

Banijay Benelux has acquired a majority stake within the Belgian manufacturing firm, jonnydepony because it seeks to increase its footprint within the scripted house.

Jonnydepony, which turns into a part of Banijay Belgium, is behind the profitable cleaning soap opera, “Familie.” Based in 2015 by Philippe De Schepper, jonnydepony is an unbiased manufacturing label whose credit embrace premium sequence corresponding to “Black-out,” in addition to “Transport” which was chosen for Collection Mania, and “Arcadia,” which can quickly premiere on VRT, amongst different channels. The corporate is headed by Helen Perquy and De Schepper, who’re each CEO’s and producers.

The acquisition underscores Banijay’s ambition to broaden its drama portfolio and content material pipeline. “Jonnydepony has constructed up a superb repute in Belgium, but in addition within the Netherlands and Germany, underneath the management of Helen and Philippe,” stated Peter Lubbers, CEO Banijay Benelux. “A novel duo with an especially artistic and profitable signature, the label is a magnet for nice expertise in entrance of, and behind-the-camera. We welcome the group with enthusiasm and stay up for increasing the scripted provide collectively,” added Lubbers.

Perquy and De Schepper, stated the corporate was now getting into “a brand new section.” Within the quickly evolving media ecosystem, it’s good {that a} companion like Banijay, which values IP rights, is powerful in international distribution and has a worldwide artistic community, joins forces with our firm,” the pair continued.

Banijay Benelux already contains a number of labels, together with EndemolShine Nederland, SimpelZodiak, NL Movie, TVBV, Surroundings, EndemolShine Scripted, Southfields, Topkapi, Posh Productions and Banijay Belgium.