Matthieu Porte


Vivendi swoops for global rights to TF1’s ‘Celebrity Song Challenge’

France’s Vivendi Entertainment has picked up global rights to TF1 and DMLS TV’s shiny-floor format The Celebrity Song Challenge. The format launched last week in primetime and was TF1’s best performing non-fiction show. Prior to each episode, some of France’s most popular celebrities, including singers, TV hosts, comedians and athletes, challenge each other on social […]

Exclusive: Canal+ scales Pyramids series from Pernel, Vivendi Ent

Samuel Kissous’ Pernel Media and Vivendi Entertainment have partnered on a 4K series delving into the construction of the Pyramids for France’s Canal+. Secrets Of The Pyramid Builders (6 x 45 minutes) will examine the construction of Egypt’s Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza from the perspectives of those who worked to build them. […]

Italy & Russia latest to Guess My Age

Broadcasters in Italy and Russia have become the latest to remake French game show Guess My Age. Sky network TV8 has commissioned Banijay Group-owned Magnolia to produce 45 daily episodes later this month, while U-TV  in Russia is getting 20 daily eps from another Banijay firm, Mastiff. The deals with format owner Vivendi Entertainment, whose […]

French net orders Vivendi Entertainment format

Vivendi’s formats and entertainment division has shopped a couple format to C8, the free-to-air DTT channel also part of the Vivendi group. Couple or Not is a gameshow format in which contestants have to correctly identify couples from a group of strangers – and the more they successfully pick out, the more cash they can […]

Vivendi buys Can’t Stop, Flab Lab and Studio+

French media powerhouse Vivendi has made three prodco acquisitions in its ongoing content drive, including Can’t Stop Media, the formats creator and distributor run by former Zodiak Media executive Matthieu Porte. Vivendi has also bought French prodco Flab Lab, a talkshow specialist that is well-known in France, if not internationally. The third deal is for […]

Sony’s Pop picks up Funnymals

Sony’s recently-acquired UK digital channel Pop TV and the African feed of Comedy Central has acquired light entertainment clip show Funnymals. The show, which carves clips from German pubcaster ARD’s wildlife archive and adds comedy voiceovers, is produced by Matthieu Porte’s UK-based Can’t Stop Media and German prodco Riverside Entertainment. It originally went out on […]

Undercover Leader rises with Can’t Stop

Matthieu Porte’s boutique distributor Can’t Stop Media has bagged spaces rights to Undercover Leader, a politics-themed format current making waves in France. The format, from indie Equilibre Production and for Canal+-owned D8, sees top-ranking politicians anonymously take on jobs and roles of ordinary people to understand the hardships of their constituents. Their identities are hidden […]

Mum of the Week lined up in four more territories

French format Mum of the Week is being remade for four international broadcasters in territories ranging from Poland to Turkey. Furthermore, UK-based distributor Can’t Stop Media said the format, which French DTT channel D8 originally commissioned, is in development in another 12 territories. Among the announced commissions, Finnish broadcaster Nelonen has ordered a 10-part run […]

International deals for That Awkward Moment comedy format

German broadcaster WDR, part of pubcaster ARD, and SBS in the Netherlands have picked up new comedy format That Awkward Moment. The comedy sketch show recreates real-life awkward moments. It was originally created by production firm Dedsit for Belgium’s Flemish commercial broadcaster VMMA, which put it out on its 2BE channel. It was a big […]

Matthieu Porte’s Can’t Stop inks trio of Ukraine deals

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster ICTV has ordered local versions of German-originated scripted reality formats Customs Investigators and Special Forces (pictured). The series were created by German producer Blueprint Entertainment and air on RTL2 in Germany. The shows are distributed by Can’t Stop Media, the formats business created by former Zodiak executive Matthieu Porte. Can’t Stop and […]