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Controversial TF1-Newen deal agreed

TF1’s deal for French production group Newen has been agreed. The agreement will see 70% of the prodco come under the control of TF1, France’s largest commercial broadcaster. This will create a new business that, the partners said, will seek to become a European production and distribution powerhouse. The deal has caused controversy in France, where […]

News brief: Guys in Disguise infiltrate French net

French network NRJ12 has commissioned a local version of Israeli comedy dating format Guys in Disguise. The network has commissioned local producer Newen and the latter’s affiliate Be Aware to produce a 40-episode season that will air daily this spring. Armoza Formats developed the show with Artza Productions and sells it internationally. It sees a […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]