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Canal+, Quebecor join for Xavier Dolan drama based on 2019 play

French pay-TV operator Canal+ has linked up with sibling production house Studiocanal and Canada’s Quebecor Content on the first drama series to come from award-winning director Xavier Dolan. The Night Logan Woke Up is a five-part psychological thriller adapted from Michel Marc Bouchard’s eponymous hit theatre production, which is set in the 1990s and tracks the […]

France’s Canal+ expands viewer engagement offer with LiveLike deal

France’s Canal+ has struck a deal with an audience engagement platform that allows viewers to interact more closely together. The agreement with US-based LiveLike provides Canal+ viewers with a range of interactive offerings available during live broadcasts, such as polls, quizzes, predictions and alerts. The tech was used within the my Canal platform this weekend […]

Ex-Salto chief Julien Verley preps ‘French BritBox’ for US launch

France Channel, a BritBox-like international SVOD service for French original programming, is to launch in the US early next year after concluding an agreement with Netgem to provide its distribution technology platform. The service, the brainchild of former France Télévisions and Canal+ executive Julien Verley, will deliver French original programming abroad, with the US service […]

France’s Canal+ snags rights for HBO Europe’s Spanish drama ‘Patria’

French pay TV operator Canal+ has snagged rights to HBO Europe’s Spanish drama Patria. The drama tells a story over three decades of the Spanish Basque Country through the eyes of two families divided by violence and political struggle. The series, which has been created and written by Aitor Gabilondo, is based on the bestselling […]

France TV appoints ex-Netflix, Canal+ exec to head programming

France Télévisions has appointed the former head of documentaries for Netflix in EMEA as programming director at the French public broadcaster. Diego Buñuel will take up the role on 22 June and replaces Nathalie Darrigrand, whose departure was revealed earlier this year and who left the company in recent weeks. Buñuel’s remit will cover all […]

Canal+ acquires MediaPro Studio’s thriller ‘The Head’

French pay-TV network Canal+ has acquired Spanish production outfit The Mediapro Studio’s psychological thriller series The Head for broadcast later this year, ahead of its upcoming global launch. Made in association with Hulu Japan and HBO Asia, the 6 x 52-minute series will have its worldwide premiere next week on 12 June on Nordic Entertainment […]

TF1 to shut down TVOD service MYTF1VOD by end of July

French media giant TF1 is planning to shut down its TVOD service MYTF1VOD by the end of July. According to a report by local business title Capital, which doesn’t name its sources, the broadcaster is looking to transfer rights with producers that run beyond the cut-off date of the end of July to a third-party, […]

International expansion powers Canal+ to steady growth

International subscriptions helped boost Canal+’s revenues in the first quarter, with the pay TV outfit posting a 1% increase in sales in constant currency terms to take its top line to €1.37bn ($1.49bn). While Canal+’s revenue lift was modest, it helped parent company Vivendi turn in a solid quarter despite the early negative impacts of […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Shadowplay

Created by Måns Mårlind, whose previous shows include The Bridge and Midnight Sun, this Berlin-based drama is set in what producers describe as “the wild west of purgatory”. It follows the exploits of US cop Max McLaughlin, played by True Detective’s Taylor Kitsch, with the 16-episode series split into two eight-part seasons. Having landed in […]

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