Mediawan


How to secure investment in your company, by those who’ve done it

Scripted costs have surged over recent years, with streamers’ demands supercharging the market. Nick Edwards explores how indies can use financial support to leverage their shows – and their companies – into the big league. During a global pandemic, it is little surprise that demand for drama has soared. And, with so much scripted being […]

AMC+ saddles up Western drama ‘Dirty Black Bag’ for US, Canada & Oz

AMC Networks has acquired rights to spaghetti western drama series That Dirty Black Bag for its AMC+ bundle in the US, Canada and Australia. The show, produced by Mediawan-owned BRON Studios and Palomar, describes the eight-day clash between sheriff Arthur McCoy (Dominic Cooper) and Red Bill (Douglas Booth), an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for […]

Mediawan & Leonine buy ‘Doctor Foster’ & ‘Pure’ UK prodco Drama Republic

Mediawan in France and Germany’s Leonine Studios have taken a majority stake in Drama Republic, the UK prodco behind Pure, Doctor Foster and The Honourable Woman. The French and German outfits joined forces last year via the Mediawan Alliance and will now be formally known as Mediawan & Leonine Studios, with the 51% stake in […]

Sales round-up: ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join ‘Harry Wild’; Fred’s ‘Space Invaders’ continue; Flame closes factual sales

ZDF, RTÉ & Mediawan join Harry Wild Germany’s ZDF has joined as a co-producer on upcoming Irish murder mystery drama Harry Wild. The show, from producer-distributor Dynamic Television and AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV, has also been pre-bought by Mediawan for French-speaking Europe, while RTÉ in Ireland has come on board as the Irish broadcaster. The 8 x […]

Mediawan completes $112m acquisition of France’s Lagardere Studios

French group Mediawan has continued its rapid expansion by completing a deal to buy Lagardere Studios, whose producers are behind shows including Netflix’s The Eddy. Mediawan, which appointed Endemol Shine France’s former chief operating officer Delphine Cazaux as COO in January, unveiled the plan to buy Lagardere for €100m ($100m) earlier this year as part of plans to […]

Acorn TV takes US, UK, Oz rights to Nordic drama ‘The Sommerdahl Murders’

Global streamer Acorn TV has joined France’s Mediawan and others in picking up rights to the first season of Nordic crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The 4 x 90-minute/8 x 45-minute drama is based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise and will be available on Acorn TV across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, […]

Endemol Shine France chief operating officer steps down to join Mediawan

Endemol Shine France’s chief operating officer Delphine Cazaux is stepping down from her position to join French media group Mediawan. Cazaux took up the position at ESG’s French division in 2017, after the group’s subsidiaries in the country finally combined forces almost three years after Endemol and Shine completed their own merger. She will become […]