Matthieu Viala

ProSieben’s Studio71 set for France launch

Multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is to launch in France in September. The move follows the deal signed in January this year between Studio71’s owner ProSiebenSat.1, leading French broadcaster TF1 and Italy’s Mediaset to collaborate in developing MCNs. TF1 said the French version of Studio71 would lean heavily on the programming inventory of Finder Studios, the […]

Makever secures Captain Sharif sales

French production group Makever has secured sales of France 2 crime drama Captain Sharif and miniseries The Odyssey. Captain Sharif, which has just received a third season re-commission, has gone to Belgian public broadcaster RTBF and newly established free-to-air Iraqi satellite channel LANA TV. It follows a maverick police officer and his straight-laced partner. Makever […]

Last word: Matthieu Viala, Makever

Matthieu Viala, CEO of French drama producer Makever, on why changes to viewing habits means investment in talent, research and development is more important than ever in TV. Writing is the heart of our industry and continues to be the cornerstone of the TV world, despite the rapid and profound changes occurring. These changes, however, […]