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Why Netflix’s new French office might have to play by new rules

Netflix’s launch of its new 40-employee-strong office in Paris last week and the unveiling of a raft of new local projects came amidst a reshaping of production obligations in France that could have extensive ramifications. Since its launch in the country in 2014, Netflix has developed 24 French shows, mostly series such as comedy Family […]

Series Mania launches Franco-Israeli writing residency

French drama festival Series Mania is launching a Franco-Israeli writing residency initiative. In partnership with France’s Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (National Center for Cinema and Moving Image) and Israel’s Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, the festival has opened submissions for a Franco-Israeli ‘Co-Writing Residency for Drama Series’. The project will find five […]

France 4 axed on linear TV despite strong animation numbers

On the heels of the announcement on Monday by French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen that PSB youth and family channel France 4 will be axed on linear TV to become an OTT offering, the annual round-up of the French Animation market was disclosed and reveals an excellent 2017. A study entitled “Le Marché de […]

France rules ad tax illegal but CNC avoids payback

France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), which dispenses public support for content creation in the country, has avoided having to pay back over €500 million to commercial channels’ advertising arms after the constitutional court ruled that a tax on advertising revenues to support content was unconstitutional. The Conseil Constitutionnel ruled that […]

Drama drives French TV exports up

Nearly 200 shows created in France launched abroad in 2016 as the Gallic territory’s international reputation grows, a new study has revealed. A Eurodata TV Worldwide study launched at Le Rendez-Vous this week revealed 186 French-created shows had launched in other territories, 26% up on the 2015 figure. Most of these were factual programmes, followed […]

French TV exports hit record €336m in 2016

French television exports – sales, presales and coproductions – reached a record high of €336 million (US$405.2 million) in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 32%, according to a report by the Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée (CNC). Animation is the leading genre for French exports and accounted for 40% of international sales, […]

French export revenues hit new high

International sales of French-originated content generated €164.2 million (US$183.4 million) last year, a new record. Sales of animated shows spurred the growth while drama sales slowed, according to the figures for 2015, which were published by distributor’s group TVFI and industry body the CNC this morning. While the overall sales figures hit a new high, […]

Factual SVOD net, Arte create Living Universe

Subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream and European cultural broadcaster Arte have co-commissioned a science-themed doc series and accompanying feature film. The Living Universe comes from Australian indie Essential Media and Entertainment and French producer-distributor Zed. This comprises a 4x60mins TV series and a 1x90mins feature documentary. Set in the past, present and future, it will look […]

TVFI preps digital IMDB-like platform

TVFI, the trade association for French distributors, is preparing the launch of a new digital platform designed along the lines of Amazon-backed content database IMDB. The promotion and sales tool for French content companies will be called France Export Pro and phase one of the new service will be launched in June 2015. Targeting both […]

Record level for French TV exports

The latest export stats for French TV programming shows sales to international markets were up 8% to €137.1 million in 2013, setting an all-time record. Monitored by French funding body CNC and exporters’ association TVFI and released at le Rendez-vous in Biarritz, the global figures settle at €173.5 million once presales and coproduction sales are […]