France Télévision

Korea’s KBS faces ‘existential crisis’, warns BBC, ZDF, France TV & CBC

South Korea’s KBS faces an “existential crisis” if proposals to change its funding mechanism move ahead, according to some of the world’s biggest public broadcasters including the UK’s BBC, CBC in Canada, ZDF in Germany and France Télévisions. Around half of KBS’s revenue comes from the licence fee, which is funded via a levy on […]

Exclusive: France TV & M6 fuel unscripted format surge, with key suppliers revealed

France Télévisions and M6 have propelled the country’s unscripted format business to new heights over the past year, according to the latest research. New launches of unscripted formats reached a peak of 50 in France last year, according to La Fabrique des Formats’ annual survey, an increase of 15 on 2021 and on former years […]

News round-up: Oxygen True Crime examines killer tapes; Prime Ent’ enters ‘Conspiracy of Silence’; Blue Play picks up ‘Les Simone’  

 Oxygen True Crime examines killer tapes NBCUniversal’s Oxygen True Crime has ordered Violent Minds: Killers On Tape. The nine-part series, which will also stream on Peacock, hails from Ample Entertainment and Motiv8 Media and explores the inmate tapes of psychiatrist Dr Al Carlisle, who interviewed criminal such as Ted Bundy after he was arrested and […]

France Télévision installs ‘The Floor’ as daily & primetime fixture

France Télévisions has ordered a daily and primetime version of Talpa quiz show, The Floor. The format, which debuted last year on RTL4 in the Netherlands, will be produced in France by Satisfaction Group and is set to premiere in July. The Floor sees 100 quiz fanatics face off in quiz duels on a giant […]

Banijay returns for France Télévision’s Takis Candilis as scripted charge continues

Banijay has re-hired its former head of scripted programming Takis Candilis as it looks to expand its investment in the genre. Candilis becomes senior advisor at the company, with a remit to identify and bring in co-productions and secure high-end scripted projects in southern Europe. He left Banijay in 2018 for France Télévisions, where he […]

ZDFE secures ‘Voltaire In Love’ distribution rights

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has snagged sales rights to France Télévisions’ new historical drama Voltaire In Love, which is set to become available on new French streaming platform Salto. The 4 x 50-minute show is in post-production and explores the early life and evolution of one of the world’s greatest philosophers. It is being produced […]

Australia’s ABC takes indigenous drama to France TV

ABC Commercial, the commercial arm of Australian public broadcaster ABC, has sold indigenous Australian drama Redfern Now (12 x 60 mins) to French public broadcaster France Télévisions. Seasons 1 and 2 of the drama will begin airing on France Télévisions channels France O and France Outre-Mer 1ère later this year. Featuring a strong Indigenous Australian cast, each […]

TBI Weekly: Three moves that may chip at Netflix dominance

Moves to combat the Netflix-effect are high on the agenda for major broadcasters and networks this week. Three TV groups have laid out global streaming and content ambitions in the past seven days, including UK broadcasters BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, European broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF, and US-based Discovery. We found that the […]

France Télévisions, Clan make Doozers play

France Télévisions and Spain’s TVE Clan are among buyers of The Jim Henson Company cartoon Doozers. Dreamia in Portugal and another Spanish network, AMC Networks International-owned Canal Panda, have also bought show in Europe, while the Okto channel in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand have also acquired it. In Israel, kids channel Hop! has […]

International factual execs confirmed for Tokyo TV Forum

International documentary channel buyers and programme managers will convene in Tokyo next month after the Japanese producers’ association has confirmed it will host another edition of the Tokyo TV Forum. The TV pitching event was launched last year to highlight factual projects from the country. The second edition of the event will take place this […]