Banijay Revenues Jump to €3.2bn Following Acquisition Spree

France-based production giant’s parent company listed on Amsterdam stock exchange last year.

Revenues at France-based production giant Banijay jumped 16.5% to €3.2bn in 2022, according to end-of-year financial results of parent company Fl Entertainment Group.

Banijay became the world’s largest independent TV producer in 2020 after its headline-making $2.2bn takeover of Endemol Shine Group. It listed on the Amsterdam stock market last May via parent company Fl Entertainment alongside online sports betting platform Betclic.

Fl Entertainment had total 2022 revenues of €4bn for Betclic and Banijay, up 15.7% from the year before, with Banijay accounting for the lion’s share (80%) of the group’s revenue.

GodChaserz The Documentary Drops This Spring on Streaming Platforms

GodChaserz The Documentary, coming this spring to YouTube TV, Google TV, Apple TV and other streaming platforms, is the inspirational account of award-winning hip-hop artist Brinson and the creation of the independent record label, GodChaserz Entertainment.

Bold and gritty, with a style that’s every bit as street as hip-hop itself, GodChaserz The Documentary weaves performances, music videos, interviews with artists and feedback from industry insiders into a fast-paced mosaic that pulses with the passion of their unapologetically God-powered music.

The film features the journeys and the talents of five independent rappers who combined forces and changed the lives of their listeners — and maybe even the trajectory of faith-based rap. Brinson and labelmates ReadyWriter, Cstraight, Oatmeal and Nazarite give audiences an inside look at how they fell in love with hip-hop and what happened when they injected their music with their faith. Appearing like pops of insight throughout the documentary are glimpses into serendipitous — and almost metaphysical — moments from Brinson’s youth that kept nudging him toward his true calling.

GodChaserz The Documentary began as an attempt to make a social media short to celebrate GodChaserz Entertainment’s 15-year anniversary, Brinson explained. But then the COVID-19 lockdown hit, and time stood still.

“I virtually connected with co-director (and longtime collaborator) Will Thomas to dream up what it would take to produce a more in-depth, visual narrative that would document this history,” Brinson said.

The final result was culled from more 35 hours of interviews with GodChaserz artists, hip-hop music fans and genre gatekeepers like DJ Wade-O, Marcus Hall and James “Trig” Rosseau, Sr., among many others.

“One story of faith led to another, with all pointing back to the ultimate redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit,” Brinson said.

GodChaserz The Documentary has already been honored with 64 film festival awards, validating what Brinson and other holy hip-hop artists already know: that there’s a market for music that transforms souls.