France 3


Show of the week: ‘The Curse Of The Vologne’

Documentary series The Curse Of The Vologne (4 x 45 minutes) centres on one of the most high-profile, shocking and unsolved murders in recent French history. In October 1984, the body of four-year-old Grégory Villemin was dragged from the Vologne River in remote Eastern France, his wrists and ankles bound in the manner of a […]

France 3 director Dana Hastier departs, prompts reorganisation

France 3 director Dana Hastier is set to depart the company after over a decade at France Télévisions, prompting a reorganisation of the broadcast group. Hastier will depart the group in September and hopes to change the direction of her career, according to the company. The group said in a statement: “After eleven years at […]

France Télévisions SVOD service delayed

France Télévisions remains committed to the launch of a new SVOD platform to take on Netflix, but the project is now unlikely to see the light of day until the spring of next year. About ten French production groups have agreed to license part of their catalogues on a revenue-share basis for the project, but […]

Virgin Media adds France 2, TVN & Russian nets

UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has bolstered its offer by securing distribution of channels from France, Poland and Russia. The channels will be offered through the Virgin Worldbox app from today as branded ‘bouquets’, allowing ex-pats to watch programming from their home territories. From France, Liberty Global-owned Virgin will offer public broadcast channels France […]

France 3 detective drama collection revealed

France TV Distribution, the sales arm of France Télévisions, is launching a collection of detective drama films that air in peak time on France 3. FTVD is launching Murder In…, a strand of films from the likes of Léonis Production, Fontaram Production, Klim Production, Eloa Prod and Mother Production that have scored strong ratings in […]

France Télévisions hires TF1 thematic nets boss

Caroline Got, the managing director of TF1’s thematic channels TMC and NT1, is to move to public broadcaster France Télévisions as director of programmes and strategy, according to local reports. In a move initially reported by Le Figaro, Got is expected to play a key role as part of new France Télévisions president Delphine Ernotte’s […]

Dutch, French nets have Pointless plan

A Dutch public broadcaster has commissioned a local version of game show Pointless, which is also set to comeback on France 3. AVRO / TROS has ordered the Dutch version of the show, which is from the Endemol Shine Group stable. Endemol Shine Netherlands will produce the show, which will run to 25 episodes and […]

Nat Geo buys France 3 Hitler doc

National Geographic Channels International has acquired worldwide rights to Hitler’s Death Army: Das Reich. The two-part factual series looks at the final year of the infamous German elite division Das Reich, which is known for mass murders during World War II. The 2x60mins series, from Patricia Boutinard Rouelle’s Nilaya Productions and with a budget of […]

MHz Networks buys French drama

US channel MHz Networks has begun broadcasting French World War II drama series The Line, after striking an acquisition deal for all six seasons (72x52mins) with 100% Distribution. Season one began airing on MHz’s IPTV service MHz Worldview Live with subtitles on April 26th in a 9.30pm slot under the title of A French Village. […]

Ex-France 3 boss named Canal+ thematic channels chief

French pay TV operator Canal+ has named former France Télévisions executive Thierry Langlois as head of its thematic channels. He will occupy a new post that groups together documentary, art and lifestyle, entertainment and kids channels in a single structure. Langlois will also be charged with heading up Canal+’s sport and cinema services. Langlois, who […]