Banijay Rights Signs Package Deal with Legend Media


Banijay Rights has inked a package deal with Legend Media, which will distribute five titles exclusively across China.

Among the titles included in the deal is Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty. Produced by Oxford Scientific Films, the series continues the tale of survival of three meerkat families, all descendants of Flower, the original matriarch of the first series.

The deal also includes The Supervet: Noel Fitzpatrick Specials, following orthopedic neurosurgeon Noel Fitzpatrick as he leads a team of more than 200 vets, nurses and physiotherapists to provide hope for animals who are inseparable members of their families. The series is produced by Blast! Films for Channel 4.

“Our friendship with Banijay Rights extends over several years, but this is our first factual package deal with the team,” said Patrick Peng, co-founder of Legend Media. “These titles are diverse, wide-ranging and have a global perspective, and we are pleased to share them with a Chinese audience.”

“We are pleased to finalize our first deal with Legend Media and hope this is the start of a long and successful partnership,” added Rashmi Bajpai, executive VP of Asia at Banijay Rights. “China is an important territory for us, and we are happy to see so much interest in our factual content. Banijay’s vast catalog means we can offer relevant content and work with nearly all our clients in a large market like China.”