Not only did the announcement of the Banijay-Endemol Shine Group deal last weekend bring 18 months of speculation and rumor to a close — it also signified a huge impending change on the global unscripted production landscape. And while some important numbers are as yet unknown, such as the amount of cost-cutting that such a merger might incur, the deal has plenty of formidable figures that help illustrate its scope and scale.
2 — Number of independent North American production companies acquired by Banijay (Bunim/Murray Productions, Stephen David Entertainment). The group also operates Banijay Studios North America out of Los Angeles, led by CEO David Goldberg.
3 — Number of production company subsidiaries under the Endemol Shine North America umbrella (Truly Original, Authentic, 51 Minds).
3 — Number of announced unscripted series on the way in the months ahead from Endemol Shine North America (a reboot of The Biggest Loser for USA Network set for January, a reboot of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for HGTV likely to debut in February, and a U.S. version of Lego Masters from Endemol Shine Australia and Tuesday’s Child coming to Fox, co-produced with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment).
11 — Number of UK prodco labels within the Banijay UK roster (RDF, RDF West, Fizz, IWC, Wonder, Little Wonder, The Comedy Unit, Yellow Bird UK, Neon Ink, BlackLight and Fearless Minds).
18 — Number of months Endemol Shine Group was on the market for a sale.
22 — Production labels under the Endemol Shine UK umbrella (Artists Studios, Bandit Television, Douglas Road, Dragonfly, Darlow Smithson Productions/DSP, Electric Robin, Worker Bee, Fifty Fathoms, House of Tomorrow, Initial, Kudos, OP Talent, Remarkable Television, Sidney Street, Sharp Jack TV, Shine TV, Shiny Button, Simon’s Cat, Tiger Aspect, Tigress, Wild Mercury, Zeppotron).
23 — Number of global territories the combined group will have presence in post-closing.
39 — Number of seasons the Banijay-owned format Survivor has been on the air in the U.S., via CBS.
40+ — Number of unscripted shows Endemol Shine has on the air or ordered to series in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
40+ — Number of countries in which Banijay-owned format Survivor has been adapted.
60 — Approximate number of countries in which Endemol Shine Group format MasterChef has been produced.
64 — Number of territories that Endemol Shine Group format Big Brother (pictured) has been produced around the world.
200 — Approximate number of prodcos that will be part of the combined group globally.
4,300+ — Number of registered formats in the Endemol Shine Group catalog.
20,000+ — Number of hours across genres in the Banijay Rights catalog.
66,000 — Number of estimated hours of scripted and unscripted programming produced by Endemol Shine Group’s assorted companies.
100,000 — Approximate number of hours of content the combined Banijay/Endemol Shine group will have rights to within its catalog.
2.2 billion — Number of U.S. dollars reported to be changing hands in the transaction.
3 billion — Approximate amount of Euros in pro-forma revenue of the combined group for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019.