'Real World' Creator Bunim-Murray Acquired By Banijay Entertainment

French company Banijay Entertainment has acquired Bunim-Murray Productions, the powerhouse reality TV production company that created MTV's The Real World.

Bumim-Murray was nearly sold last year to Talpa Media and has been on the market for some time. The deal with Banijay is believed to be in the mid-eight figures, according to Variety.

Bunim-Murray launched the reality TV era with Real World, which first appeared on MTV in 1992 and is now in its 21st season. The company's credits include Road Rules, The Simple Life, Bad Girls Club,Keeping Up With the KardashiansProject Runway and Models of the Runway.

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