France Televisions


Show of the week: Stinky Dog

This 2D animation is set to have its exclusive world premiere at this year’s MIP Junior, where Emmy Award-winning French producer and distributor Dandelooo will be showcasing the first two episodes of the slapstick series. The 52 x 11 minute show has been commissioned by France Télévisions and is based on the series of books […]

Is France’s answer to Netflix too little too late?

France’s local answer to Netflix, Salto, may have received the greenlight from the competition watchdog, but producers warn that without a hefty originals investment and clarity on rights, the platform could struggle to compete with players that are “years ahead” in France. The Autorité de la Concurrence ushered through the beleaguered joint-SVOD between commercial broadcasters […]

French regulators give broadcasters’ joint SVOD the greenlight

French regulators have cleared Salto – also referred to as the ‘French Netflix’ – to begin operations, with an eye on launching early next year. The long-anticipated SVOD service from commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 and public broadcaster France Télévisions today (12 August) received the greenlight from the country’s competition watchdog, the Autorité de la […]

Show of the week: ‘One Planet: Seven Worlds’

Set to air in the autumn, One Planet: Seven Worlds is billed as the latest landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, following in the wake of Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II and Dynasties. Sir David Attenborough returns to narrate the series, which tells the stories of Earth’s seven continents. As such, expect […]

France’s joint SVOD Salto heads to regulator after months-long delay

After months of delay, French subscription video-on-demand joint venture Salto is finally in the hands of the country’s competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence. The regulator has until 19 July to reach a decision on the project, which is a JV between public broadcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 that is […]

TBI Factual Hot Pick: ‘One Planet: Seven Worlds’

Set to air in the autumn, One Planet: Seven Worlds is billed as the latest landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, following in the wake of Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II and Dynasties. Sir David Attenborough returns to narrate the series, which tells the stories of Earth’s seven continents. As such, expect […]

Europe’s Alliance looks to Spain as it navigates different priorities

The fledgling Alliance of European public broadcasters is looking to get into business with Spain as it continues to become more established in the landscape.  Rai’s commissioner for international co-productions Michele Zatta has confirmed that the Alliance – a partnership formed last year between France Télévisions, Italy’s Rai and Germany’s ZDF to pool resources and […]

Kids bulletin: WildBrain hires Disney exec; France Télévisions buys ‘Claude’

WildBrain appoints former Disney exec as strategy and innovation director Digital kids’ network and studio WildBrain has appointed Elia Bouthors as strategy and innovation director, effective immediately. In the newly created role, he will lead a team tasked with identifying and piloting new ways to engage WildBrain’s 300m quarterly users and build and monetise brands […]

Marchisio to lead co-pros for France Télévisions

France Télévisions has promoted Benoît Marchisio to head up international co-productions following the departure of Médéric Albouy to set up his own production outfit, as exclusively reported by TBI last week. Marchisio, who currently has creative responsibility for international fiction programming and acquisitions, will extend his remit to cover international co-pros, and will report to […]

Exclusive: France Televisions drama co-pro boss Albouy to depart

France Télévisions’ head of series and drama international co-productions Médéric Albouy is leaving the pubcaster at the end of the month to set up his own production company, TBI has learned.  Albouy joined France Télévisions some 20 years ago. His former positions included VP audience and market research, and strategy director, before taking over responsibility […]

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