France 5

Only Lifestyle unveils boutique science content sales firm

Paris-based sales house Only Lifestyle is launching Only Science, a boutique distribution business dedicated to “high quality science content”. The division is already working with Jérôme Caza’s 2P2L to distribute Serial Testers, which goes out on France 5. Only Science parent Only Lifestyle is part of the TV Only content group, which is based in […]

News brief: Nick Jr. France sprinkles Peppa on schedule

Nick Jr. in France has acquired preschool toon Peppa Pig from distributor Entertainment One. This comes after the popular show launched free-to-air in the territory on France 5 last month. Nick Jr. will launch the programme on March 31. Furthermore, eOne Licensing has appointed France TV Distribution to assemble a local consumer products programme. Italian […]

France 5 prebuys Jason Donovan-voiced toon Boj

France 5 has become the latest broadcaster to prebuy Boj, an upcoming UK toon that features singer Jason Donovan. France Televisions has acquired the 52x11mins series for France 5’s preschool block Zouzous and will launch it later this year. Already signed up to the show, which first hit the international market at Cartoon Forum in […]

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 […]

Sky Vision hires Karen Wise

Sky Vision, the distribution arm of UK pay TV operator BSkyB, has hired Karen Wise as head of sales. Wise was previously head of sales at (now defunct) Target Entertainment. At Sky Vision she will report to Leona Connell, head of global sales, and oversee sales to the US, Benelux, Ireland and Israel. Separately, Sky […]