Histoire chief Buisson resigns

Patrick Buisson (pictured), the controversial head of TF1 Group-owned channel Histoire, has resigned. In a short statement, TF1 said that Buisson had “significantly contributed to the development and success of the Histoire channel during the course the last 11 years” and thanked him for “his commitment during nearly 20 years of worked since his appointment […]

China’s Schindlers set for RTVE, ORF

Broadcasters in Europe have bought China’s Schindlers, a New Zealand-produced documentary about two Chinese men who provided safe haven for Jews and Chinese soldiers before and during World War II. The ZDF Enterprises-distributed doc has been acquired by Histoire in France, RTVE in Spain, The History Channel Germany and ORF in Austria. In pay TV, […]

Discovery to buy rest of Eurosport

Discovery Communications has agreed to buy the 49% stake it doesn’t already own in Eurosport from French broadcaster TF1 for €491 million (US$540 million). The deal comes after Discovery upped its stake in the sports broadcaster from 20% to 51% last year, with TF1 is now exercising a ‘put option’ on its remaining share in […]