Novovision launches VR distribution arm

Short clips distributor Novovsion will be in Cannes with a new, virtual reality-focused distribution division, VRDistrib. According to a company website, VRDistrib will offer buyers “the widest range of cutting edge and innovative VR/360° programmes” and immersive experiences. VRDistrib will be handing out cardboard VR headsets at its booth in the Palais des Festivales during […]

TV deals for pet prank series

Several Asian channels have prebought Prank My Pet, a new hidden series in which animals are filmed reacting to hidden camera pranks. Novovision, the French producer and distributor behind hidden camera shows including Crazy Hidden Camera and Junior Hidden Camera, is behind the new series. Novovision said it has presold the 26x22mins series to broadcasters […]

Novovision hires new Asia, Franco Europe sales bosses

French comedy clips distributor Novovision has named new sales chiefs for Asia and French-speaking Europe. Wai Kuan Hong will become head of sales, Asia, while Novovision’s head of new media Patricia Cardis is expanding her role to take on sales for French-speaking European territories. Novovision, which has a catalogue of 50,000 clips and 1,000 primetime […]

News brief: Turkey, Mid East nets kick on with Foot Pop

Programming services in Turkey and the Middle East have acquired football-themed funny clips show Foot Pop from French distributor Novovision. Turkish IPTV service TTNET and Arabic private broadcaster MBC have both acquired the show, which comes in 26x22mins and 300x2mins. This comes after Malaysia’s Fine TV acquired the 26-episode version. “Today, we are aiming a […]

Exclusive: Novovision acquisitions exec departing

Véronique Le Didroux is leaving French producer and distributor Novovision. Le Didroux has been in marketing and acquisitions at the comedy and clips specialist for three and half years and departs today. She told TBI that she has decided to move from the TV to the movie business and has taken an acquisitions role at […]

Moroccan net gets candid with Novovision

Moroccan broadcaster 2M has acquired 30 episodes of a new candid camera series shot in Casablanca from French comedy clips producer-distributor Novovision. The new non-verbal series, Al Camera al Majnouna, features Moroccan people and will be broadcast on the 2M channel every evening during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on July 9. The […]

Former Novovision chief launches doc house in Cannes

The former COO of French funny clips vendor Novovision is here in Cannes with his own production and distribution company, and is working on a documentary charting the lives of World War I soldiers away from the battlefield.  Benoit Kirchhoff, who left Novovision in 2011, is one of four founders of privately-owned Quadra Film Coalition, a […]

MIPTV News: Ex-JFL exec behind Novovision Canada

Former Just For Laughs sales chief Nathalie Bourdon has hooked up with Novovision president François-Xavier Poirier to launch a new joint venture in Canada. The two non-verbal comedy specialists are launching Novovision Canada at MIPTV, where it will be sharing a stand with Poirier’s Paris-based Novovision. Besides Canadian comedy firm JFL, Bourdon was also president […]

News brief: KidsCo buys hidden camera series

International children’s channel KidsCo has acquired Novovision’s series Junior Hidden Camera for its global networks. KidsCo has acquired 25 half-hours of the candid camera show, which French comedy producer-distributor Novovision will be pitching in Cannes in 52 epsiode format. “Acquiring quality, on-brand content remains a core element of KidsCo’s strategy. Junior Hidden Camera‘s humour resonates […]

Hidden camera producer Novovision moves into kids TV

Hidden camera comedy producer Novovision is moving into kids production with the launch of its first animated series Pop Toon. The company, which is known for producing series including Hilarious Home Video and Crazy Hidden Camera, will launch the series at the Asia Television Forum (ATF) next month. Pop Toon, which is targeted at children […]