French net has Ex on the Beach

French channel NRJ12 has ordered a local version of Viacom dating format Ex on the Beach. This marks the third format deal Viacom International Media Networks has closed for the show, which began life in the UK on MTV and is now in its fifth season. 909 Productions will recreate Whizz Kid Entertainment-originated Ex on […]

French net takes The Fall

French channel NRJ12 has acquired Gillian Anderson serial killer drama The Fall from ZDF Enterprises. The channel has taken free TV rights to the first and second seasons of the show, which will begin airing in France next year. Germany’s ZDFE, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, co-distributes the series with Content Television. The Fall […]

News brief: Guys in Disguise infiltrate French net

French network NRJ12 has commissioned a local version of Israeli comedy dating format Guys in Disguise. The network has commissioned local producer Newen and the latter’s affiliate Be Aware to produce a 40-episode season that will air daily this spring. Armoza Formats developed the show with Artza Productions and sells it internationally. It sees a […]

News brief: French primetime format set for Euro remakes

Producers in the Netherlands and Denmark are optioning Can’t Stop Media’s French primetime format Angels of Reality. Zodiak Netherlands and STV in Denmark have taken the show, which La Grosse Equipe produces for NRJ12 in France. Matthieu Porte’s Can’t Stop has worldwide rights. The format, which sees local celebrities try to make it in the […]

Banijay strikes new deal for My Parents are Gonna Love You

Banijay International has shopped its My Parents are Gonna Love You format to TV Markiza. The Slovakian free-to-air broadcaster, which is part of the CME group, will launch the local version of the show in the next few weeks. The Slovakian version of the format will be made by Markiza’s in-house production division Media Pro. […]

Starz buys US$30m Titanic series

Starz Entertainment has acquired Titanic: Blood and Steel, the twelve-part miniseries about the ill-fated ocean liner.   The show will air on Starz’ Encore channel. Distributor Tandem Communications said that as well as the US deal, it has sold the series into fifty other territories including to NRJ12 in France, YLE in Finland, TV Norge […]

French TNT explodes

The French broadcasting family is about to get bigger. This month will see the arrival in the free-to-air game of a major player, Canal+, whose acquisition of DTT outlets Direct 8 and Direct Star from Group Bolloré was approved by the Competition Authority in July. Marie-Agnès Bruneau reports. French communications regulator the CSA is about […]