Talpa Global’s entire format portfolio will be exclusively represented and produced in India by the newly created Banijay Asia, a Banijay Group company. With this exciting collaboration, Banijay Asia will be representing world-renowned, returning formats such as Divided, Dating in the Dark and the multi-award winning talent show The Voice. The third season of The Voice India launched recently on Star Channel, the number one stage in India, where legendary singer A.R Rahman has been roped in as the super guru to mentor the contestants.
Says Kim Dingler, Managing Director Talpa Global, “By working together with Banijay Asia, headed up by Deepak Dhar with whom we already have an excellent track record, we can further develop and define our footprint in this key growth market. His network, execution and strategic approach towards cross-platform content is very much aligned with our view, therefore we look forward to deepening our relationship for the coming years.”
Deepak Dhar, Founder and CEO of Banijay Asia, adds, “We are very happy to start this journey with Talpa Global, and we are extremely confident that together we will create some ground-breaking content for the Indian market here on.”
Prior to founding Banijay Asia, Deepak was Managing Director of Endemol Shine India and had previously held positions at Star TV, Channel V and MTV.