Banijay UK Acquires Mam Tor Productions


Banijay UK has acquired Mam Tor Productions, which is behind the hit BBC One drama Chloe.

Mam Tor focuses on high-end, contemporary and original returning series and works predominantly with new talent, women and other underrepresented groups. Its latest series, the six-part original drama Chloe, was a hit for BBC One earlier in the year and was acquired by Amazon Prime Video.

Mam Tor Productions is the first company to be acquired by Banijay in the U.K. since it acquired Endemol Shine in 2020 and its first scripted acquisition in the U.K.

Patrick Holland, CEO of Banijay UK, said, “I’m so excited to be welcoming Mam Tor to Banijay UK. Tally is an exceptional talent who has developed a brilliantly curated slate, working with some of the most exciting writers. Chloe was a superb piece that Banijay Rights were able to partner on, and our investment in Mam Tor builds on that brilliant relationship.

“I want Banijay UK to be a home where great talent gets to make their very best work, so Tally and Morven, her head of development, are truly welcome. We can’t wait for the next chapter of Mam Tor’s journey and are delighted to help facilitate that.”

Marco Bassetti, Banijay’s CEO, added, “Talent sits at the heart of this business. From brilliant talent, brilliant ideas are born, and in growing our collective, we strive to further strengthen our world-class portfolio of IP. Tally is a great addition as we continue to build our capabilities in the scripted space, and we welcome her to the group.”

Tally Garner, CEO, founder and executive producer at Mam Tor, said, “Banijay Rights and Cathy Payne are the most amazing partners for Chloe that I could have wished for, and Morven and I are absolutely thrilled to be joining the Banijay UK team and their utterly inspirational CEO Patrick Holland. We love our projects so much, and with his expertise and support are truly excited to begin the next chapter for Mam Tor with Banijay UK.”