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Amazon Prime Video takes ‘Leonardo’ UK & Ireland rights

Amazon Prime Video has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Leonardo, a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. The eight-part series was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who), with Dan Percival (Death Comes to Pemberley) and Alexis Sweet […]

Federation, Fred Fougea launch factual label & unveil ‘Mediterranean’ with BBCS, France TV

France’s Federation Entertainment has joined forces with Fred Fougea’s Boreales to launch a new premium factual label, which has already started work on a project that has France Televisions and BBC Studios (BBCS) attached. Boreales Federation will focus on creating docuseries and films that explore the natural world, wildlife and environmental issues. It will also […]

Show of the week: A Perfect Planet

This blue chip natural history programming focuses on the forces of nature to explore how they drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. From Kamchatka to the Galapagos, China to the Bahamas, no expense has been spared on delivering stunning footage from locations around the world to provide insights into our planet. Expect […]

News round-up: France TV takes Amazon’s ‘Bosch’; Abacus to sell UK’s ‘Masked Singer’; India’s MX Player deals with Insight TV

France TV takes Amazon’s Bosch France Télévisions has struck a deal with Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) for the fourth and fifth seasons of Amazon drama Bosch. The show, produced by Red Arrow sibling Fabrik Entertainment, was originally produced for Amazon Studios and is the streamer’s longest-running original. RASI has also struck a deal with […]

Ex-Salto chief Julien Verley preps ‘French BritBox’ for US launch

France Channel, a BritBox-like international SVOD service for French original programming, is to launch in the US early next year after concluding an agreement with Netgem to provide its distribution technology platform. The service, the brainchild of former France Télévisions and Canal+ executive Julien Verley, will deliver French original programming abroad, with the US service […]

Drama round-up: ‘Romulus’ expands into new territories; Lookout Point options ‘Big Girl Small Town’; France Télévisions sees ‘Little Coincidences’

‘Romulus’ expands into new territories Broadcasters in Germany, Russia and Greece have acquired historical epic Romulus in pre-launch sales deals with ITV Studios that extend the series reach to 44 territories. Produced by ITV Studios-owned Cattleya, Sky and Groenlandia, the Latin-language drama has been acquired by Deutsche Telekom for its MagentaTV OTT service in Germany, […]

Nine Network, Movistar+ strike pre-sale deals for BBCS’s ‘Perfect Planet’

Nine Network in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and public broadcasters across the Nordics have all struck pre-sales deals for BBC Studios’ new blue chip natural history series A Perfect Planet. The five-parter is produced by Silverback Films for BBC One in the UK and US partner Discovery, with China’s Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF in Germany, […]

France TV appoints ex-Netflix, Canal+ exec to head programming

France Télévisions has appointed the former head of documentaries for Netflix in EMEA as programming director at the French public broadcaster. Diego Buñuel will take up the role on 22 June and replaces Nathalie Darrigrand, whose departure was revealed earlier this year and who left the company in recent weeks. Buñuel’s remit will cover all […]

French streamer Salto ‘on starting blocks’ for autumn as test phase starts

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

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