Tetra Media Studio


ITV Studios hoists ITV to revenue growth

ITV Studios saw its revenue hit nearly £1.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2016, which helped to drive growth at parent broadcaster ITV despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the UK. ITV’s production and distribution arm made £1.24 billion in revenue in 2015, meaning last year’s figure represents growth of £158 million or 13%. The division houses […]

ITV buys French drama group

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired control of Tetra Media Studio, the French prodco behind drama series Profilage and Un Village Français (pictured). Tetra becomes the latest French production entity to a major European broadcaster, coming just over a year after Profilages network TF1 controversially acquired Newen Group. Buying a majority stake in Tetra gives ITV […]

Monello gets first commission with Barenboim toon

Fledgling French prodco Monello Productions has won its first commission, Kevin Maestro, an animated series developed with, and featuring, renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim. France Télévisions, Italy’s Rai and HR, a regional affiliate to ARD, are all investing development money in the toon series. Animation indie Monello was cofounded in September 2013 by former Télé Images […]

France: kids TV at a crossroads

With the Annecy animation festival beginning today, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly hears from leading players about the wave of changes that have befallen the French toon industry in the past year. The French animation industry is renowned for its creative output in both TV and the cinema. The sector – which can in part thank production quotas, […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]