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France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]

Viacom cuts content deals with French broadcasters

Viacom international Media Networks has cut a raft of programming deals with French channels in the wake of MIPTV. It has licensed SpongeBob SquarePants, the SpongeBob Christmas special and season seven of Dora the Explorer to TF1. France’s largest commercial broadcaster has also acquired the second season of Kung Fu Panda and renewed deals for […]

News brief: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and V&S coproducing more Everything’s Rosie

V&S Entertainment and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) are coproducing a third season of preschool animated series Everything’s Rosie. The Middle Eastern kids channel and UK producer have teamed for earlier series and confirmed they will make season three together. The show  airs on JCC’s preschool channel Baraem. Internationally, V&S has shopped the series to […]

Poirot star heads to MIPTV

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is bringing David Suchet, the star of long-running crime drama Poirot, to Cannes for MIPTV. The series, which is based on the Agatha Christie novels and produced by ITV Studios, is coming to an end after thirteen series. The addition of the new 5x120mins series thirteen means distributor ITVS GE has […]

Dailymotion looking at other SVOD launches following Turkish deal

Video sharing site Dailymotion plans to expand its premium offerings to other territories following its recent announcement that it would launch of a subscription video-on-demand service, Dailymotion+, in Turkey, head of international content Marc Eychenne has told TBI’s sister publication DTVE. Eychenne told DTVE that Dailymotion would look at the possibility of launching an SVOD […]

France Télévisions’ Pflimlin calls for review of ad rules

France Télévisions president Rémy Pflimlin has called for a fresh look at the rules governing advertising on the public broadcaster’s channels, but stopped short of calling for an overturning of the ban on advertising in primetime instituted by the previous French government. In an interview with financial daily Les Echos, Pflimlin said the subject should […]

Geronimo Stilton hits three

A third season of animated kids series Geronimo Stilton has been greenlit. Producers Atlantyca and Moonscoop will make the series for Rai Fiction in Italy and France Televisions and M6 in France. That is the same roster of partners that made the first two seasons of the show, about the titular mouse journalist. The new […]

Russia’s TNT buys Moonscoop’s Code Lyoko

Russian  free-to-air network TNT has acquired animated kids series Code Lyoko. The Russian broadcaster has picked up the first two seasons of Code Lyoko and will strip the show through the week. Moonscoop, which distributes the show, added that Code Lyoko toys will also launch in Russia for the first time following the TNT deal. […]

Pflimlin outlines goals for French pubcaster

New digital offerings for kids and a strengthening of France 3’s regional remit are among the priorities outlined by France Télévisions director-general Rémy Pflimlin for the second half of his term in the post. In a message to staff, Pflimlin said that the French public broadcaster faced a number of key challenges for the year […]

Zodiak poaches Vernière from France Télévisions

Zodiak Rights has hired Eric Vernière. He joins from France Télévisions Distribution where he was head of international presales and acquisitions. At Zodiak, he will be in charge of securing presales, coproductions and pre-financing on new and upcoming productions from French factual production company Mona Lisa Productions. Zodiak Rights own worldwide rights, excluding France, to […]