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Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Programming chief to leave France Télévisions

France Télévisions’ programming chief Xavier Couture is to leave the group early next year to focus on personal projects. Couture, who is director of strategy and programming at the public broadcaster, will leave at the end of January or the beginning of February. News of Couture’s departure was first reported by news site Puremedias.com on […]

Electus launches 6/26 int’l copro model

US producer-distributor Electus has created a new international coproduction model for unscripted programmes dubbed ‘6/26’. The practice is the brainchild of Electus worldwide television and international president John Pollak, and is aimed at secured multi-episode orders. The processs sees four broadcasters – Australia’s Nine Network, France’s TF1, Germany’s Nito (part of RTL Germany) and Nordics-based […]

New UK & scripted chiefs for Studio71

Multichannel operator Studio71 has expanded its UK business by hiring a local managing director and had added a US-based scripted chief. Former StyleHaul executive James Stafford will lead a new UK-based studio as MD, while Broken Road Productions’ Jeremy Stein is joining as senior VP of scripted content. Part of Stafford’s duties will be working […]

Reduced costs boost TF1

Reduced costs thanks to be absence of the Euro 2016 football championship helped boost TF1’s second-quarter and first-half performance, together with a small increase in revenues. The French commercial broadcaster posted revenues of €498.9 million (US$580.1 million) for the second quarter, up from €481.9 million, and revenues of €1.037 billion for the first half, up […]

ProSieben’s Studio71 set for France launch

Multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is to launch in France in September. The move follows the deal signed in January this year between Studio71’s owner ProSiebenSat.1, leading French broadcaster TF1 and Italy’s Mediaset to collaborate in developing MCNs. TF1 said the French version of Studio71 would lean heavily on the programming inventory of Finder Studios, the […]

Laetitia Recayte leaving France Télévisions

Laetitia Recayte is exiting France Télévisions this summer. The former Newen Group exec joined the French pubcaster in a wide-ranging rights exploitation role in late 2015, but is soon leaving the French pubcaster. French trade title Satellifax broke the news this morning. It reported that Recayte’s decision to leave France Télévisions was based upon her remuneration […]

TF1 threatens to cut signal in retrans row

French broadcaster TF1 has warned telecom operators and pay TV operator Canal+ that it will pull its signal from their services unless they agree to pay retransmission fees, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, TF1 has threatened to withdraw its flagship channel and digital services TMC, NT1, HD1 and LCI, […]

All3 strikes double drama deal with TF1

TF1 has pre-bought two All3Media International dramas, Liar and Innocent (pictured). Both series will play on ITV in the UK and the deal is the latest between All3 and TF1, France’s largest commercial broadcaster, which has previously bought The Missing, which was on BBC One in the UK. TXTV-produced Innocent is a four-parter about a […]

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 […]

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