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ABC Studios Int’l & M6 France team up on Poppy Montgomery series

ABC Studios International and French broadcaster M6 are developing a “sexy, action-packed, one-hour blue-sky crime show” starring Poppy Montgomery (Without A Trace – pictured far right, Unforgettable) and written and exec. produced by Ken Sanzel. The untitled series stars Montgomery as Cat Chambers, a thief turned fixer for the Governor of a Pacific Island chain. Impulsive and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives […]

M6 brings new services to distribution deal with Altice

French commercial broadcaster M6 has struck a distribution deal with SFR that closely mirrors the agreement between the Altice-owned service provider and TF1 struck late last year. Under the terms of the deal between the RTL Group-owned broadcaster and the service provider, SFR will carry generalist channels M6, W9 and 6ter and thematic channels Paris […]

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Drive picks up ITV & HBO’s Diana doc

As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death approaches, a new HBO and ITV doc about her life as secured distribution. UK-based Drive has acquired rights to the untitled doc, which is a 1x90mins effort from British producer Oxford Film and Television. US cable channel HBO and UK commercial broadcaster ITV came on board the […]

M6 to Redesign Norwegian format

French broadcaster M6 is to localise Norwegian makeover format Redesign. The show originally aired on TV2 in Norway in 2014, and is being taken to the international stage by Nordic World. The M6 deals marks a first for the format, which comes from Reservoir Productions. Redesign follows two expert design teams decorate a room with […]

M6 names new entertainment exec

French broadcaster M6 has named Stéphane Sallé de Chou as head of acquired light entertainment and magazine programming. Sallé de Chou joined the broadcaster’s advertising sales arm M6 Publicité in 2006, before becoming project chief for acquired light entertainment and magazine programming in 2012. In this role he was responsible for a number of key […]

Revenue and profit fall at Fremantle

Turnover and profit decreased at FremantleMedia through the first nine months of the year, with parent group RTL blaming exchange rate issues, the timing of new shows coming through and lower revenues from North America as American Idol finishes. The company said the declines were offset by growth in Europe, driven by the consolidation of […]

Married at First Sight heads to France

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of edgy marriage format Married at First Sight. The RTL-owned French channel will make the French version itself through its in-house Studio 89 division. The show has proved popular on FYI and its sister net A&E in the US and is also currently going out on […]

Kabo’s Cops to patrol the MIPCOM Block

Kabo International will be putting Cops on the Block at MIPCOM, with the French comedy format launching internationally at the market. The original series plays on free TV net M6 in France, launching this August. It is produced by Kabo Family subsidiary Thalie Images and distributed by Kabo International, which will be selling the tape […]

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