France Televisions

Streamer & broadcaster budget squeeze to fuel windowing innovation & CEE growth

Tightening budgets are set to create surging demand for coproductions across Europe, with windowing and opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opening up. As streamers and broadcasters look for finance models that push their spending further, execs here at NEM Zagreb pointed to an evolving coproduction business that will allow for broader cooperation between […]

France Télévisions, SBS & CBC acquire Ukrainian war drama ‘Those Who Stayed’

Australian broadcaster SBS, France Télévisions and CBC Gem, the streaming service of CBC in Canada, have acquired Ukrainian drama anthology series Those Who Stayed. Launched at MIPCOM last month, the 6 x 30-minute series is inspired by events that took place in Kyiv in the first few weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in […]

Alibi & France TV strike pre-sale deals for Irish drama ‘The Boy That Never Was’

UKTV’s Alibi channel and France Télévisions have struck pre-sale deals for upcoming Irish drama series The Boy That Never Was with distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Subotica for Irish broadcaster RTÉ, with support from Screen Ireland, the series is filmed on location in Morocco and scheduled for delivery in April 2024. Co-written by Jo […]

TBI Kids Hot Picks: Buddybot

Producer: Xilam Animation | Distributor: Xilam Animation | Broadcaster: France Télévisions (France) Aimed at kids aged between six and 10, this 52 x 11-minute series explores the friendship between Chloe, an ordinary 12-year-old girl, and Buddybot, a little robot from the future. “Chloe and Buddybot are set on helping the planet, whether it be by […]

Show of the Week: In Her Car

This 10-part Ukrainian drama is set during the early days of the Russian invasion in February 2022 and based on real events, following the impact of the war on Kyiv residents. Each episode follows local therapist, Lydia, played by How is Katia? star Anastasia Karpenko, as she drives a different person to safety, with their […]

UK’s CBeebies & France TV co-commission ‘Big Lizard’ animated co-pro

BBC-owned kids’ channel CBeebies in the UK and France Télévisions have jointly commissioned Big Lizard, a new 3D animated preschool series. The 52 x 7-minute series is co-produced by Beakus in the UK and Watch Next Media and Je Suis Bien Content in France. Aardman will handle global distribution for the show, which is expected […]

News round-up: BritBox Int’l & Acorn TV pick up ‘Granite Harbour’; France TV, RAI & RTBF enter ‘The Age Of Anger’; ‘Baltic Crimes’ sells into 95 countries

BritBox Int’l & Acorn TV pick up ‘Granite Harbour’ BritBox International in the US and Canada and Acorn TV in Australia and New Zealand have picked up British crime drama Granite Harbour, following deals with Eccho Rights. Produced by LA Productions, in association with Dopamine, the series launched on BBC1 and BBC Scotland in December […]

France Télévisions reveals Autumn line-up as focus shifts to brand rather than channels

France Télévisions has outlined plans to develop its sports, young adult (YA), drama and entertainment offerings – including launching an original adventure gameshow – as it looks to build the broadcaster’s brand among younger audiences, rather than focusing on a single channel. The French group’s president, Delphine Ernotte Cunci, said the broadcaster is preparing for […]

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