Lorenzo Benedetti

Former Canal+, Havas execs launch podcast studio Paradiso

Former Canal+ exec Lorenzo Benedetti and ex-Havas exec Benoit Bunaigre have launched an international podcast production studio. The studio is to create and produce premium scripted, documentary and kids content for international platforms such as Spotify, Audible and Sybel. Formats will be produced in languages including English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French. The business […]

Canal+ buys into YouTube comedy producer

Canal+ Group has taken a majority stake in YouTube comedy channel producer Studio Bagel as part of its new OTT initiative. Studio Bagel, founded in 2012, takes the best comedy content from YouTube and produces a number of channels including Studio Bagel, Le Tutos and Le Dezapping. Taken together, the channels count about six million […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]