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Exclusive: Canada’s Media Ranch to rep DR formats

Canadian distributor Media Ranch has partnered with Danish broadcaster DR to represent its TV formats internationally, ahead of MIPTV. The new partnership follows the recent launch of Media Ranch’s first Scandinavian office and the appointment of former DR Formats sales manager Louise Juel Severin as its VP of sales and acquisitions for Scandinavia. Under the […]

Media Ranch appoints DR exec to head Scandi office

Montreal-based producer-distributor Media Ranch has appointed DR exec Louise Juel Severin to head up its Scandinavian office.  The exec, who most recently served as formats sales manager for DR, will take on the newly created role of VP of sales and acquisitions for Scandinavia. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she is to acquire new formats and finished […]

Op-ed: A decade of change for Canada

As this year’s MIPCOM market coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Canada’s Media Ranch, president Sophie Ferron reflects on dramatic changes within the Canadian market, and predicts what could lie in store for producers.   When we launched Media Ranch 10 years ago, Canada’s TV sector was virtually unrecognisable from the market […]

Media Ranch appoints content head for creative push

Canadian producer-distributor Media Ranch has hired a head of content and storytelling to lead its creative push. The business has appointed Philip Kalin-Hajdu to the role, which will see him develop and write new series and formats, and grow Media Ranch’s slate while seeking new talent. Kalin-Hajdu was previously director of development for Ziad Touma’s […]

TBI Weekly: The billion dollar US pay TV drop

This week, damning numbers hinting US pay TV may face significant trouble in its near future emerged. There are some that believe that pay TV platforms may not have a future over the next few years and decades, as the industry continues to fragment and direct-to-consumer services reach astronomical figures in viewership and subscriptions. In […]

TBI Weekly: OTT players threaten British content

This week ended with BBC chief Tony Hall once again warning of the threat OTT players such as Netflix and Amazon present for UK original content. Hall said: “The reality is that their investment decisions are increasingly likely to focus on a narrow range of very expensive, very high-end content – big bankers that they can […]

Media Ranch buys Salvail assets amid scandal

Canada’s Media Ranch has stepped in to buy the assets of Salvail & Co. as the latter’s founder was hit with multiple sexual misconduct claims. Quebec’s media sector has been rocked by a La Presse story that included claims from eleven women that media star and Salvail & Co. founder Eric Salvail had acted inappropriately over […]

Media Ranch offers Verdict on Demand

Canada-based producer and distributor Media Ranch has acquired rights to a Dutch format that sees a presenter mediating disputes and legal conflicts in just twelve hours. The acquisition of Verdict on Demand is compounded by a deal for a spin-off show, Legal House Call, and launch of in-house ‘emo-tainment’ format Save the Date. Verdict on […]

Endemol France bags dating format as Shine nears

Endemol France has acquired rights to Canadian dating format Double Occupancy ahead of its merger with Shine France. The Productions J-created format, from Quebec, ran on commercial network TVA between 2003 and 2013, with an eleventh set to air in October on Vtele. Endemol France is the first company outside of Canada to option the […]

Canuck firm debuts in Europe with ex-Endemol Shine exec

Canadian producer-distributor Media Ranch has hired a former Endemol Shine Group formats director to launch a European office. Tanja van der Goes will lead Media Ranch Europe as senior VP, based out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She was most recently operating her own formats consultancy, All Right Media, but was previously format and brand […]