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Story Lab adds French cooking format to global menu

Global content creator and distributor The Story Lab has acquired international rights to French cooking format All Together At The Table (aka Tous en Cuisine avec Cyril Lignac).  Produced for M6 by Storyplus-owned French prodco Kitchen Factory, the original version of the primetime series is hosted by celebrity chef Cyril Lignac who presents a live, […]

French streamer Salto ‘on starting blocks’ for autumn as test phase starts

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

Salto chief reveals launch plans for streamer

Salto, the long-delayed French streaming offering from broadcasters France Télévisions, TF1 and M6, is to launch on June 3, according to CEO Thomas Follin. Follin told French newspaper Le Figaro that the SVOD offering would launch in test mode, enabling consumers to connect to the service. The streamer will then launch a full promotion in […]

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 […]

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