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France’s M6 snags CBS drama ‘Why Women Kill’

M6 in France has extended its licensing deal with CBS Studios International, picking up exclusive rights to Why Women Kill as well as adding The Good Fight and Dynasty to its schedules. Why Women Kill is from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and debuted on US streaming service CBS All Access in August, with Imagine Television […]

Is France’s answer to Netflix too little too late?

France’s local answer to Netflix, Salto, may have received the greenlight from the competition watchdog, but producers warn that without a hefty originals investment and clarity on rights, the platform could struggle to compete with players that are “years ahead” in France. The Autorité de la Concurrence ushered through the beleaguered joint-SVOD between commercial broadcasters […]

French regulators give broadcasters’ joint SVOD the greenlight

French regulators have cleared Salto – also referred to as the ‘French Netflix’ – to begin operations, with an eye on launching early next year. The long-anticipated SVOD service from commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 and public broadcaster France Télévisions today (12 August) received the greenlight from the country’s competition watchdog, the Autorité de la […]

CBS drama FBI heads to M6 in France

CBS Studios International has struck a licensing agreement with French channel M6 for its FBI drama. FBI is a fast-paced procedural drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the Law & Order franchise. Wolf, […]

M6 picks up The Bridge from Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Group has licensed adventure entertainment format The Bridge to M6 France. Originally created by ESG-owned Iberian company Zeppelin, this is the format’s first European deal. In The Bridge, a group of strangers try to win life changing treasure, which lies on an island 300 metres away. To get it, they must build a bridge across the […]

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 […]

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