ION prevails over Atlantique in $4m Jo action

US cable channel ION Media Networks has won a case worth US$4 million brought against it by French producer Atlantique Productions. In October 2012, Atlantique alleged in a filing ION had backed out of an agreement to fund production a US remake of French cop series Le Grand (aka Jo) to the tune of US$4 […]

Zimmermann exits Jo producer Atlantique

Klaus Zimmermann is leaving France’s Atlantique Productions, the firm behind the well-travelled dramas Jo and Borgia. Zimmermann’s recent series at Atlantique include Jo, Borgia, Death in Paradise and Transporter, all got away onglobal broadcasters. Atlantique launched in 1982. Zimmermann had been heading up the company as co-CEO with Olivier Bibas for the past four years. […]

MIPTV News: French crime drama tops Red Arrow slate

Jo, the Jean Reno-fronted crime drama from France’s Atlantique Productions, will topline distributor Red Arrow International’s MIPTV slate. The English-language procedural series, shot in Paris, has already sold to the likes of TV2 in Norway, Fox International Channels in a multi-territory deal, Italy’s Rai and ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. Also on Red Arrow’s fiction slate is […]

Transporter, Borgia and Jo boost Lagardère Active’s TV unit

A stronger performance by its radio and TV production activities in the fourth quarter failed to compensate a decline in advertising activities over the course of the year for Lagardère Active, the media arm of the French conglomerate. Audiovisual production revenues grew by 8.8% in the fourth quarter, boosted by the delivery of series Le […]

Lagardère hit by production delays and ad downturn

Lagardère Active, the arm of the French conglomerate responsible for TV, radio and magazines, continued to be hit by adverse conditions in the advertising market in the third quarter. Lagardère Active turned in third quarter revenues of €222 million, down 11.5% on a like-for-like basis, which it attributed to the temporary effect of shifts in […]

FIC acquires multi-territory rights to Red Arrow’s Jo

Fox International Channels has acquired multi-territory rights to Red Arrow International’s Jean Reno-fronted crime series Jo. The series, which was formerly known as Le Grand, will air across FIC’s network, which includes channels in Africa, Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Korea, Latin America, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Spain and Turkey. It is FIC’s latest multi-territory purchase after […]

Italy’s Rai picks up Jean Reno cop series Jo

Italian public broadcaster Rai has acquired Jo, a new cop series starring Jean Reno. The show is produced by Atlantique and set in the French capital, Paris. It is distributed by Red Arrow International (fka SevenOne International). The Italian deal follows a sale to German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1. In France, commercial broadcaster TF1 has the […]