Duchess of Cambridge pregnancy boosts Royal doc sales

The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy has spurred sales of one-off documentary Wills & Kate: Baby Fever, according to its distributor Electric Sky. The sales house has shopped the 1x45mins doc, which was made for Channel 5 in the UK, to MTV Media Finland, VMMA in Belgium, CBC News Network in Canada, Sky Network Television in […]

M6 producing local version of Red Arrow’s The Taste

French commercial broadcaster M6 is to produce a local version of Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain-fronted cooking series The Taste, marking the latest international sale for the Red Arrow International format. US network ABC ordered eight seasons of the series, which sees Lawson and Bourdain head of panel of judges to pit America’s most skilled […]

M6 demands €100m compensation for loss of bonus channel

French commercial broadcaster M6 is planning to make a claim for €100 million from the French state in compensation for the loss of the so-called bonus digital-terrestrial channel promised to it at the time of the country’s digital switchover, according to a report in financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, M6 will send […]

French TNT explodes

The French broadcasting family is about to get bigger. This month will see the arrival in the free-to-air game of a major player, Canal+, whose acquisition of DTT outlets Direct 8 and Direct Star from Group Bolloré was approved by the Competition Authority in July. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports. French communications regulator the CSA is about […]

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