Banijay Germany Acquires Good Times


Banijay Germany has taken on full ownership of the production outfit Good Times, led by Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen.

Fahrenkrog-Petersen, Good Times’ founder, will remain at the helm of the business as managing director and producer, overseeing its slate and all operations. The Berlin-based producer works across a range of genres, including docu-soaps, reports, coaching formats, scripted reality and scripted for various television stations across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Marcus Wolter, CEO of Banijay Germany, commented: “Good Times has been synonymous with successful daytime formats and strong in-house developments in the field of factual entertainment and social docu for many years. I am personally pleased that Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen has chosen us as a partner since the brand is a perfect addition to the current genre portfolio for Banijay Germany. Through the acquisition, we are welcoming a new family member, which has the potential to grow and thrive within our group.”

Fahrenkrog-Petersen added: “Banijay offers all the prerequisites of a great new home for Good Times. My team and I can now access a strong format catalog and finally market our own ideas worldwide. Working in a large international network is an exciting challenge for us, which we accept with enthusiasm.”