Unscripted round-up: Hulu meets ‘Peckham’s Finest’; Be-Entertainment lands ‘Dream Job In Paradise’; More4 & 6ter take on ‘Space Invaders’

Hulu meets ‘Peckham’s Finest’ Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has acquired UK reality show Peckham’s Finest, following a deal with distributor Abacus Media Rights. The 10 x 45-minute series, which is produced by Bandicoot Scotland (part of Argonon Group), debuted on ITV2 and ITV Hub in the UK in December. It will launch on Hulu tomorrow – […]

France’s M6 launching suite of online channels

French commercial broadcaster M6 Group will tomorrow launch four online TV channels on its 6play app. The four new channels on 6play are Styles, focusing on fashion and beauty; Stories, comprising television movies; Comic, a comedy channel and Crazy Kitchen, covering cooking. Valéry Gerfaud, CEO of M6 Web, said that the ambition for 6play is […]

ITV shops magic and wedding series

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has agreed deals for its factual titles with broadcasters around the world. Hidden camera magic series Tricked has been bought by TV4 in Sweden, NRK in Norway, Nelonen in Finland and Discovery in Western Europe, Italy and Spain. Discovery has also taken several other fact-ent series from ITV Studios. It has […]

M6 scores new Fox output deal

French broadcaster M6 Group has secured a multi-year programming agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The deal gives M6 free- and basic rights to Fox TV series such as Touch and a host of feature films and library titles. The shows will broadcast across the M6 suite of channels, which comprise W9, 6Ter, Paris […]

M6 demands €100m compensation for loss of bonus channel

French commercial broadcaster M6 is planning to make a claim for €100 million from the French state in compensation for the loss of the so-called bonus digital-terrestrial channel promised to it at the time of the country’s digital switchover, according to a report in financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, M6 will send […]

French TNT explodes

The French broadcasting family is about to get bigger. This month will see the arrival in the free-to-air game of a major player, Canal+, whose acquisition of DTT outlets Direct 8 and Direct Star from Group Bolloré was approved by the Competition Authority in July. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports. French communications regulator the CSA is about […]