Canale 5

Canale 5 orders Italian version of Banijay format ‘Star In The Star’

Italian FTA channel Canale 5 has ordered a local version of musical entertainment format Star In The Star from Banijay Italia. The primetime commission marks the first international adaptation of the show, which was originally created by Banijay Germany’s Brainpool and first aired on RTL in 2020. The series will be hosted in Italy by […]

Italy’s Canale 5 embraces Turkey’s ‘Brave And Beautiful’

Mediaset-owned Italian comcaster Canale 5 has acquired Turkish romantic drama Brave And Beautiful, following a deal with CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights. The series, which is produced by Ay Yapim, proved a ratings hit in Turkey and has sold to more than 100 territories globally since its launch on Star TV in 2016, telling the story […]

France 3 dives into ‘The Silence Of Water’

French broadcaster France 3 has picked up Italian thriller Il Silenzio Dell’Acqua (The Silence of Water) following a deal with Mediaset Distribution. The 4 x 100-minute series is produced by Vela Film and RTI and was originally broadcast on Italy’s Canale 5, proving a ratings hit with four million viewers tuning in for its first […]

Mediaset to strengthen on-demand offering

Mediaset is to strengthen its on-demand offering, Mediaset Play, with new content and will launch targeted advertising this year. Mediaset has also said that it expects its pay TV unit, Mediaset Premium, to continue to lose subscribers and revenues this year, but that margins will improve as the platform shifts towards an on-demand offering. Mediaset […]

Rai orders Endemol Shine crime drama

Italian pubcaster Rai has tapped Endemol Shine for a crime drama. Set in an idyllic seaside town, Missing will follow the story of two teenagers who mysteriously disappear. Endemol Shine Italy is producing the twelve-part primetime series, which will premiere later this year on Rai1. Rai is also working with Endemol Shine Italy on a […]

Mediaset reorganises, appoints new channel bosses

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has unveiled a new centralised organisational structure for its Italian channels under Marco Paolini, head of scheduling and distribution. Laura Casarotto, currently head of marketing for Mediaset TV, will become the first female director of flagship channel Italia 1, while Mediaset marketing communications director Sebastiano Lombardi will meanwhile become director of Rete4. […]

Mediaset signs up for Rising Star

Mediaset’s Canale 5 channel will air an Italian version of Keshet International format Rising Star. Keshet had already announced that an Italian version of Rising Star had been agreed, amid a flurry of deals for the interactive singing competition format at last year’s MIPCOM. However the broadcaster was not known and has now been revealed […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]

Five Minutes to a Fortune heads to Italy

UK entertainment format Five Minutes to a Fortune is being piloted in Italy. A local version, Cinque Minuti per una Fortuna, is being made for Mediaset’s Canale 5, marking the first time the show has moved beyond the UK where it was originated. TBI was the first to reveal that Sony Pictures Television-backed producer Victory […]