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Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual scores presales with Canal+, Stan

Ahead of its debut on Hulu and the UK’s Channel 4, Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual has secured presales with Canal+, Stan and New Zealand’s Sky Network. The six-part series is written, directed and stars Iranian-American filmmaker and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Desiree Akhavan. It is produced by Sister Pictures-owned comedy label Hootenanny for Channel […]

Apple orders first international series from Canal +

Apple has ordered an English language adaptation of Canal + French series Calls, which will be co-produced by the network. The 10-episode straight-to-series order marks the first international series greenlit by the tech company. It also makes its first international co-production. As part of the deal, Apple has also acquired the rights to the existing […]

NEM: Mediapro’s Pinheiro Rotter responds to Serie A rights row

At Croatia’s New Market Europe (NEM), Mediapro’s acquisitions exec Alex Pinheiro Rotter (right) responded to the latest ruling which saw the company lose its broadcasting rights of Italy’s Serie A soccer matches. In a panel where execs discussed which parties are keeping football rights prices so high, Pinheiro Rotter responded to the latest ruling that […]

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal goes global with Endeavour

Endeavour Content has secured sales in key territories for Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence. The miniseries has sold to a number of major markets including France via Canal + Group, and Australia through ABC. In Scandinavia the title will air on TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Norwat and MTV3 in Finland. BBC Studios has also […]

Bolloré steps down in Canal+ management changeover

French pay TV operator Canal+ has named current CEO Maxime Saada as president of its directorate, replacing Jean-Christophe Thiery, who is in turn to replace Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré as chairman of the supervisory council. Bolloré took the reins at Canal+ after the departure of Bertrand Méheut in 2015, after Vivendi took full control of […]

Canal + reels in Waller-Bridge’s Killing Eve

French pay-TV service Canal + is the latest to buy into Phoebe Waller-Bridge drama, Killing Eve, which has been the most talked about title at MIPTV this year. The female-led spy thriller, fronted by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, premiered on BBC America this week as the show’s stars appeared in Cannes for the Canneseries […]

Elephant hires Newen exec to head int’l production

French indie Elephant has hired Germanized executive producer and Newen Group head of international copros, Sandra Ouaiss, as its head of international drama. Ousaiss, who will also executive produce for the company, will develop projects for French broadcasters and oversee Elephant’s push into international scripted production, with a particular focus on projects for major SVOD […]

Vice set to hire Vivendi Content chief

Vice Media is close to naming Vivendi Content chief Dominique Delport as its international chief, charged with leading the company’s expansion in international markets. Variety first reported that Delport was in advanced negotiations to join Vice, reporting to recently appointed CEO Nancy Dubuc when she takes over the chief executive role from Shane Smith. According […]

Activist investor wants Vivendi off TIM board

US activist investor Elliott Management has formally submitted a request to Telecom Italia (TIM) to include a proposal to remove Vivendi-nominated members from the telco’s board when TIM shareholders meet on April 24. Elliott has called for six directors – TIM chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Hervé Philippe, Frédéric Crépin, Giuseppe Recchi, Félicité Herzog and Anna […]

Canal+ originals chief to lead new Studiocanal prodco

Canal+’s head of originals, , will lead a new French television production company at the pay TV giant’s subsidiary, Studiocanal. Saracco will also remain in her post as head of Canal+ Création Originale while also developing and producing new series in France as chairman of the prodco, which will sit within Studiocanal. She is best […]

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