Lagardère Active

Lagardère Active pockets kids VOD series

French broadcaster Lagardère Active has acquired a preschool series based on the Badanamu online property that comes packaged with animated shorts and 70 songs. Lagardère has bought linear and non-linear rights for French-speaking Europe and Africa to the 52x8mins Badanamu animated series, which is produced is Ultra-HD. The animated shorts that first popularised the brand […]

French networks reposition, switch models

France Télévisions has confirmed it will reposition DTT network France 4 as a kids and family channel from next September. The announcement was one of several the French public broadcaster made at MIFA, the business conference of the Annecy International Film Festival. Others included revealing 26 new projects in development or production and a call for three […]

Lagardère missing Borgia uplift

The third quarter performance of Lagardère Active, the Lagardère Group’s TV and publishing arm, was hit by the lack of drama series Borgia, which had lifted the financials in the same period last year. Lagardère Active posted revenues of €206 million (US$221.4 million) for the quarter, down 0.9% in gross terms and down 10.2% in […]

Production boosts Lagardère

TV production and channels helped keep Lagardère’s media arm, Lagardère Active, on an even keel in the first half of the year. TV registered growth of 28.1% for the first half, thanks to a relatively stronger performance from the company’s production arm. Production saw growth of 44.9%, in part due to a weak performance last […]

New Asian launches for Lagardère’s Mezzo

Classical music and jazz channel Mezzo Live HD will launch on the First Media and BiGTV platforms in Indonesia following two new distribution deals with the pay TV platforms. The channel is owned by France’s Lagardère Active and distributed in Asia by Lightning International, which struck the new deals, marking the firm’s entry into Indonesia. […]

Lagardère buys Spanish prodco Boomerang

Lagardère has acquired Spanish producer Boomerang TV for an undisclosed sum. The French conglomerate’s TV unit, Lagardère Active, has taken an 82% stake with the remainder owned by BTV’s existing management – Pepe Abril, Pedro Ricote and Juan José Diaz – who will remain with the prodco. Abril, Ricote and Diaz run the producer, which […]

Transporter drives Lagardère Active

The delivery of new shows – notably, season two of Transporter: The Series – helped boost Lagardère Active’s performance in the fourth quarter. The TV division of France-based Lagardère’s media arm turned in a 9.9% uptick in revenues over the course of the year, thanks in part to the Transporter film series spin-off. Overall, Lagardère […]

Revenue dip hits Lagardère Active

Lower TV production year-on-year pushed revenues for French conglomerate Lagardère’s media arm down for the first quarter. Lagardère Active posted revenues of €202 million (US$278 million), down 8.9% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis. Excluding TV production, which Lagardère said had experienced an “extremely strong” quarter last year, the unit posted a 5.6% decline, largely due […]

Fall in TV production impacts Lagardère’s numbers

A sharp drop in TV production pushed down revenues for Lagardère Active, French conglomerate Lagardère’s media arm, in the fourth quarter of last year, which also saw declines in sales across the breadth of its activities. TV production fell by 23.4% in the quarter. The company said that the year was atypical, with most production […]