Mathieu Béjot


TV France International mourns long-time exec Catherine Charmet

TV France International veteran Catherine Charmet has died at the age of 53. The popular markets manager, who first joined TV France International (TVFI) in 1995, died following a bike accident in Paris on Tuesday (November 20). Charmet was the longest-serving member of the TVFI team, having been hired to work on the business’s inaugural […]

Exporting in Asia

ATF is the biggest TV market in Asia. Ahead of the trip to Singapore, TBI checks in with some of the distributors and execs attending for the first time, and finds out what some of the regular attendees are expecting from the market this year The Asian TV Forum & Market (ATF) is the pre-eminent […]

TVFI preps digital IMDB-like platform

TVFI, the trade association for French distributors, is preparing the launch of a new digital platform designed along the lines of Amazon-backed content database IMDB. The promotion and sales tool for French content companies will be called France Export Pro and phase one of the new service will be launched in June 2015. Targeting both […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]