Lagardere launches light entertainment arm

Lagardère Studios, the production and distribution arm of Lagardère Group, is about to strengthen into the light entertainment format segment by setting up a dedicated R&D unit. The division will work in a “transversal” way with Lagardère’s affiliate production companies. According to CEO Christophe Thoral, talking at an informal meeting with the press at MIPTV, the […]

Lagardère makes African move with DIFFA deal

France-based Lagardère has taken majority control of Africa-focused TV and film distributor DIFFA (International Distribution of Films and Fiction from Africa). The deal sees Lagardère formalise a partnership with DIFFA first announced earlier this year. The African business was formed three years ago by Alain Modot from the Media Consulting Group and Jean-Hubert Nankam from […]

African firms to combat content crisis

African distributor Côte Ouest is working to restore more than 3,000 audiovisual programmes as it looks for ways to combat a “serious content deficit”. The distributor, which recently announced plans to move into production, is working with the L’Organisation de la Francophonie (OIF) to fully digitise the programmes, retrace the original rights holders in view […]