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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 […]

European & Asian networks adapt amid Coronavirus pandemic

Broadcasters and streamers around the world have unveiled a raft of changes to their regular programming as they adapt to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and offer new content to viewers who may be unable to leave their homes. BBC’s ‘special role’ In the UK, BBC director general Tony Hall said that the national […]

Africa poised for surging pay TV subs growth but revenues will be more muted

Pay TV will continue its growth in Africa with subscriber numbers set to increase to 47.26 million by 2025, according to recently revealed research. The figure is up from 30.7 million at present, representing growth of 54%, with Nigeria set to be the largest individual market with 10 million subscribers by 2025. The country is […]

Zodiak Media, Canal+ alum appointed to head up Middle East’s MBC

Former Zodiak Media and Canal+ executive Marc Antoine d’Halluin has been appointed as CEO at MBC Group, the Saudi Arabia-controlled broadcaster that is the largest in the Middle East. D’Halluin will join the company on January 5 and replaces Sam Barnett, who left in October after 17 years. The new CEO previously served as chairman […]

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