Paramount+ prepares to launch in France

Paramount+ will launch in France tomorrow, integrated in pay TV platform Canal+’s new Ciné-Séries and Friends & Family packages and also available from Orange. The service will be available from connected TVs and streaming devices including thosefrom Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and Samsung, priced at €7.99 ($8). Canal+ is the only player to offer Paramount+ […]

Amazon eyes deal for troubled French streamer Salto

Amazon is reportedly interested in acquiring troubled French streaming platform Salto, according to reports. Following an expression of interest by Canal+ in Salto, Amazon has let it be known to broadcaster TF1 and M6 that it is also interested in a potential acquisition, according to specialist news site La Lettre A. Amazon already distributes Salto […]

AMC to cut 20% staff, with ‘content monetisation mechanisms in disarray’

AMC Networks is cutting around a fifth of its US workforce and is to implement “significant cutbacks in operations”, with its CEO also stepping down after just three months. The Better Call Saul and Mad Men firm’s chairman, James Dolan, said “large-scale” staff reductions would be required as the company joins its fellow US-based rivals […]

Nat Geo’s Alan Eyres joins Plimsoll to lead US-based operations

ITV Studios-owned Plimsoll Productions has hired Nat Geo exec Alan Eyres to lead its US-based operations. Eyres becomes head of Plimsoll USA, reporting to founder & CEO Grant Mansfield, with a remit to expand the company’s Stateside footprint. The exec has a long history with Plimsoll, having served as network programming executive across National Geographic’s […]

Warp Films lands BBC drama commissioner to lead development

The Last Panthers producer Warp Films has tapped BBC drama commissioner Siobhan Morgan as its new head of development. She will work with joint CEOs, Mark Herbert and Peter Carlton, to expand the television drama slate for the UK and international markets and identify new talent. Morgan’s remit includes oversight of all current development projects […]

Netflix & Create Denmark negotiate rights agreement to resolve payments dispute

Netflix and actor/writer union Create Denmark have negotiated an agreement that will see the streamer once again commission shows within the country. The deal comes after 11 months of negotiations and includes “a guaranteed initial rights payment upon launch on the Netflix service, followed by additional remuneration based on the success of a show” for Danish […]

Scripted round-up: Viaplay orders ‘Bullshit’; UKTV’s Drama gets ‘Outrageous’; StudioCanal & Frank Miller team for ‘Corto Maltese’  

Viaplay orders ‘Bullshit’ Viaplay has commissioned Bullshit from Nordisk Film Creative Alliance as its next Danish drama series. Set to debut on the Nordic streamer next year, the series centres on a rootless young couple, Pia (Alba August) and Henning (Marco Ilsø), who long for rebellion and belonging. Drawn into Copenhagen’s biker subculture, their dream […]