Rovio unveils Angry Birds TV, VOD launch plan

The long awaited Angry Birds Toons series has secured carriage on 14 broadcasters and a number of online and digital platforms ahead of its launch later this week. TV industry insiders have long been waiting to discover the identities of the channels that will launch the short-form Rovio Entertainment property, which is based on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Konami’s 4K Media sells Yu-Gi-Oh! to France, Italy

Video game company Konami’s TV distribution and brand management unit 4KMedia has sold the latest installment of anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! into France and Italy, following  MIPCOM and MIPJunior. 4K manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand outside Asia and former 4Kids executive Brian Lacey is part of the company. In France 4K has shopped the latest 49-episode […]

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 […]

Marathon Media, Nick and Gulli team for new animated kids series

France-based Marathon Media and French DTT channel Gulli are joining forces with Nickelodeon to make a new animated comedy series Blake and the Aliens (WT). The 52x13mins series, with its ‘squash and stretch’ style will be the first of its kind from Marathon, which is part of Zodiak Media. Vincent Chalvon-Demersay, CEO and David Michel, […]