France Televisions

Show of the week: Margot And The Space Robot

Danger arrives from beyond the stars in this 2D animation, in the form of two tiny, but rather cruel aliens, who land in the town of Aquaville with a nefarious plans to enslave the local population. The only thing that stands in their way is an observant, but overly emotional, young girl named Margot and […]

TBI Weekly: What’s next for France’s public broadcasters?

Public broadcasters across Europe are facing an existential crisis, as politicians look to scrap licence fee models. Marie-Agnes Bruneau reports on the latest developments in France and reveals how the alternatives stack up. Earlier this year, the French government unveiled plans to axe the public broadcasting licence fee, something it presented as a very simple […]

Exclusive: France TV, C4, ZDF, CBC & others link to co-fund science projects

France Télévisions and some of the fellow pubcasters that make up the Global Doc commissioning group have launched a major call for ambitious science documentaries as they seek new projects to back. Global Doc was launched by France Télévisions at Sunnyside of the Doc three years ago and is based on the model of the pubcaster alliance in […]

Sales round-up: France TV buys Attenborough’s ‘Life In Colour’; HBO Max takes ‘Octonauts’; Jetpack strikes BBC deal

France TV buys Attenborough’s Life In Colour France Télévisions is among buyers of Life In Colour With David Attenborough. The show, sold by Flame Distribution, has also been picked up by RTBF (Belgium), Geo Wild (Germany), and HRT (Croatia). HRT additionally picked up one-hour docs In Search Of Sir Walter Scott and Antarctica From Above. Other deals include […]

Starzplay takes European rights to France Télévisions drama ‘Ouija’

Starzplay has joined France Télévisions and Fremantle’s French-language drama Ouija. The supernatural coming-of-age story is from Thomas Bourguignon and Jörg Winger, with filming recently starting in Nice, France, and its surrounding area, Gorges du Verdon. Starzplay has taken first run rights in Germany and German-speaking Europe including Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain and the Nordics, with second-run distribution […]

France set to abolish TV licence fee later this year

France’s TV landscape could soon be transformed after it emerged that plans to scrap the country’s annual audiovisual licence fee are set to be introduced later this year. The proposal, which was part of recently re-elected president Emmanuel Macron’s election pledges, will see the €138 ($143) annual charge applied to households with a TV, scrapped. […]

News round-up: France TV orders ‘After The Asteroid’; Abacus to shop ‘Wonderland’; Banijay launches ‘Mr Bean’ NFTs

France TV orders ‘After The Asteroid’ France Télévisions has commissioned After The Asteroid (aka Après la météorite, les survivants de la préhistoire), a new documentary exploring how life on Earth returned following a devastating meteorite impact. Produced by Pernel Media, the 1 x 90-minute film examines how, 66 million years ago, an asteroid 12km wide […]

Show of the Week: Vegesaurs

Travel to a prehistoric world of loud roars and healthy eating, in this 20 x 5-minute CGI animated series for 4-7-year-olds, populated by part dinosaur/part fruit-and-vegetable animals. The young tricarrotops Ginger lives in Vegesaur Valley, home to fellow vegesaurs such as the baby pea-rexes, who embark on standalone adventures featuring relatable themes for upper pre-schoolers […]

MIPTV kids round-up – updated throughout the day

Da Vinci strikes double APC deal Kids edu-tainment platform Da Vinci has picked up season one and two of Go Green with the Grimwades for Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa as well as seasons one and two of Zoe & Milo, for the UK and ROI, Netherlands, CEE, Asia and Africa. […]

The TBI Interview: Manuel Alduy, France Télévisions

France Télévisions has a new international team and a rejuvenated global scripted strategy to attract younger viewers. Marie-Agnès Bruneau speaks to Manuel Alduy, who is leading the charge “We want ‘organically international’ shows, appealing to a mainstream audience with a key 25-50 focus, and able to generate conversation” France’s TV industry could be about to […]

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