Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, continues to secure new deals for hit factual format brands, Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of the Year, the long-running ratings-winning competition series that seek the country’s most talented artists.


Following the ratings success of season one, Portrait Artist of the Year has been recommissioned for a brand new second season by Danish public broadcaster DR1. The 6 x 60’ series is produced by Banijay Group’s Mastiff Denmark and began airing this month. Locally known as Danmarks Bedste PortraetmalerPortrait Artist of the Year was originally produced by Storyvault Films for Sky Arts.


More than 70 episodes of the Storyvault Films’ award-winning UK programmes have been produced over nine series so far. In the US, NBC Universal’s digital service, Bluprint, the destination for lifestyle learning formerly known as Craftsy Unlimited, also recently picked up secondary rights in the US to seasons one and two of Portrait Artist of the Year following its premier on Ovation TV: America’s only arts network.