France Televisions

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 […]

New deal for French TV fiction writers

France Télévisions, Groupe 25 Images and four groups representing French content creation professionals – the Guilde Française des Scénaristes, the Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants, the Union Syndicale de la Production Audiovisuelle and the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) – have struck an agreement designed to improve the remuneration and conditions of employment of […]

Worldwide sales for Penguin’s Peter Rabbit series sells

Silvergate Media has inked a raft of international deals for the new Peter Rabbit animated series. The company makes and distributes the CGI animated show, which is coproduced by Penguin UK and Nickelodeon in the US. It has presold it to ABC TV Australia, France Televisions, RTE Ireland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and Finnish Broadcasting […]

France 2 orders local version of Jimmy McGovern Series Accused

French public broadcast channel France 2 has greenlit a local version of Jimmy McGovern-penned British drama series Accused, TBI has learned. The French show will be made by Troisième Oeil. The French production house already makes shows including Vous Trouvez ça Normal? (You Think this is right?) for France 2. The UK show airs on […]

PGS sells animated Charlie Chaplin series around the world

France-based PGS Entertainment has sold animated series Chaplin & Co to a raft of international broadcasters. The show, which is produced by Method Animation along with MK2 TV, DQ Entertainment Limited, Fabrique d’Images, was commissioned by French public broadcaster France Télévisions and its Italian counterpart RAI. PGS has shopped it to a host of broadcasters […]

Pflimlin may extend France Télévisions redundancies plan

France Télévisions president Rémy Pflimlin has said it may be necessary to extend a voluntary redundancy plan put in place by his predecessor in order to meet cost reduction targets at the public broadcaster. In a letter to partners, Pflimlin played down what he described as “alarmist” speculation that the broadcaster would have to lay […]

AB International starts Art Investigation at MIPCOM

French distributor AB International is launching France Télévisions’ A.R.T. Investigation animated series at MIPCOM. Produced by Normaal Animation and the French public broadcaster, the 52x13mins comedy series is about a team, A.R.T. (Art Rescue Team), investigating art crimes will be rolled out internationally in Cannes. AB International’s other big kids TV launch for MIPCOM is […]

Millimages sells Mouk to Canada

Millimages has sold its preschool series Mouk to English and French-speaking broadcasters in Canada. English-language net TVO and its French-language counterpart TFO have both acquired Mouk, marking the first sales into North America of the 62x11mins show. Producer and distributor Millimages has already shopped the series to TV2 Denmark, TV2 Norway and MTV3 Finland. The […]

French TNT explodes

The French broadcasting family is about to get bigger. This month will see the arrival in the free-to-air game of a major player, Canal+, whose acquisition of DTT outlets Direct 8 and Direct Star from Group Bolloré was approved by the Competition Authority in July. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports. French communications regulator the CSA is about […]

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