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News brief: Extreme Football scores broadcast deals

New broadcasters have acquired Zodiak Kids’ animated series Extreme Football as the FIFA World Cup tournament begins today. In the UK, the BBC’s Scottish service BBC Alba has bought the show for an early July debut, while Finland’s MTV has also bought it. Chinese VOD platforms IQiYi, Tencent and Youku Toudu will also run the […]

SVT the latest to buy kids series Nina Patalo

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has picked up 78x7mins kids series Nina Patalo. The series is produced by France’s Je Suis Bien Content, Cyber Group Studios and Caribara and was commissioned by Canal J and France 3. Cyber is on distribution duty and agreed the SVT deal. It has already shopped the series to European broadcasters […]

News brief: Broadcasters prep royal baby programming

International broadcasters have lined up a raft of programming focused on the British royal baby. In the US, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will run a ninety-minute special, William, Kate and the Royal Baby, in a primetime slot this Thursday and repeated the day after. The one-off is distributed by Zodiak Rights and produced by Marathon […]

PBS, BBC, France 3 partner for civil rights march doc

Pubcasters PBS, BBC Three and France 3 are all onboard a new documentary honoring the fiftieth anniversary of a watershed moment in the US’s Civil Rights Movement. The March will look into a massive demonstration on August 28, 1963 for racial and economic equality in which the late Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his iconic […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]

France Télévisions’ Pflimlin calls for review of ad rules

France Télévisions president Rémy Pflimlin has called for a fresh look at the rules governing advertising on the public broadcaster’s channels, but stopped short of calling for an overturning of the ban on advertising in primetime instituted by the previous French government. In an interview with financial daily Les Echos, Pflimlin said the subject should […]

Broadcasters sign up for more Miss Fisher

Several international broadcasters have signed on for the second series of Australian period crime drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. The show is produced produced  by fledgling Australian indie Every Cloud and based on the best-selling series of Phryne Fisher novels from Australian author Kerry Greenwood. The second season goes into production next month. It […]

French media regulator the CSA appoints new boss

French president François Hollande has named Olivier Schramek as the new president of media regulator the CSA to replace outgoing chief Michel Boyon. Schramek was chief of staff to Lionel Jospin when the latter was minister of education in the late ‘80s and again when he became prime minister in 1997. The government has refuted […]

Pflimlin may extend France Télévisions redundancies plan

France Télévisions president Rémy Pflimlin has said it may be necessary to extend a voluntary redundancy plan put in place by his predecessor in order to meet cost reduction targets at the public broadcaster. In a letter to partners, Pflimlin played down what he described as “alarmist” speculation that the broadcaster would have to lay […]