Adventure Line Productions

Formats round-up: BBC & NBCU strike pact; ‘How To Look Good Naked’ returns to France; ITV orders quizzer ‘Riddiculous’

BBC & NBCU strike ‘groundbreaking’ format pact The UK’s BBC and NBCUniversal in the US have formed a development partnership to find and fund the next wave of unscripted programming ideas. The joint unscripted partnership – described by the companies as “groundbreaking” – will be open to all UK-based production companies and see the two […]

Banijay buys Survivor prodco Castaway

Banijay has acquired Survivor prodco Castaway Television, TBI can reveal. Castaway owners Charlie Parsons, Lord Waheed Alli and Bob Geldof have sold the company and format to France-based Banijay, and Banijay Rights will be selling it internationally once the deal closes, TBI has learned. Contacted this morning, Castaway confirmed the news. “We have had an […]

ITV hires French boss

ITV has recruited two execs from French prodco Adventure Line Productions to run ITV Studios France. Franck Firmin-Guion will run the division, having been CEO of ALP, and will be joined by Sébastien Petiot who was previously COO at the producer. Firmin-Guion replaces Francois Florentiny at ITV’s French business. He had been running ITV Studios […]

‘Course deviation’ caused Dropped air crash

The helicopter crash has killed ten people filming TF1 series Dropped happened when one aircraft “unexpectedly deviated from its course”. Zodiak Media, parent of Dropped producer Adventure Line Productions, said it had received the information following the crash in Argentina on Monday. “The information we have to date is that the accident occurred during transportation […]

TF1’s Dropped in helicopter crash tragedy

Ten people have died, including staff from Adventure Line Productions, after a pair of helicopters crashed while filming a French version of Zodiak Media format Dropped. The helicopters were each carrying four passengers and a pilot near the town of Villa Castelli in the La Rioja province of Argentina, near the Chilean coast. A mid-air […]