Quebecor Content

Media Ranch names Horsepower 3.0 winner

Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch has unveiled the winner of the third edition of its Horsepower incubation initiative. Alexandra Paquin, a Canadian film student at Concordia University in Montreal, was selected for her dating show format for millennials, which she workshopped over a four-month period with top industry mentors. The winning format will now […]

Quebecor Content preps French-Canadian ‘Masked Singer’ after MBC deal

Canada’s Quebecor Content has picked up adaptation rights to hit South Korean format The King Of Masked Singer (aka The Masked Singer). The deal has been struck with the sales arm of original broadcaster Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), which has seen the format already adapted in more that 40 countries. Broadcaster details of the French-Canadian version have […]

France’s TF1 joins Media Ranch’s Horsepower 3.0 format initiative

French broadcaster TF1 has joined the third edition of format project Horsepower, the incubation initiative from Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch. Season one and two partners Media Ranch and Quebecor Content will also be joined for Horsepower 3.0 by format accelerator La Fabrique Des Formats. The annual initiative is aimed at creating exportable unscripted TV formats […]

Canal+, Quebecor join for Xavier Dolan drama based on 2019 play

French pay-TV operator Canal+ has linked up with sibling production house Studiocanal and Canada’s Quebecor Content on the first drama series to come from award-winning director Xavier Dolan. The Night Logan Woke Up is a five-part psychological thriller adapted from Michel Marc Bouchard’s eponymous hit theatre production, which is set in the 1990s and tracks the […]

‘Love Island’ format picked up in French-Canada

Canada’s Quebecor Content has commissioned a French-language version of hit ITV reality dating format Love Island. The show will be co-produced by Productions Déferlantes in collaboration with Quebecor Content, and shot on Grand Canary Island. This marks the 19th local adaptation of the format, following recent commissions in Spain, Nigeria and Italy. The Love Island […]

NBCU scores first int’l adaptation for ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting its first international adaptation.  NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed the hit comedy series to Quebecor Content-backed prodco ComediHa!, based out of Quebec City in Canada. A broadcaster has not yet been disclosed, though shooting is to begin this summer. The deal marks the first international version of the Golden Globe and […]

Canada plans to construct The Wall

Canadian broadcaster TVA is getting its own French-language version of NBC game show The Wall. TVA stablemate Quebecor Content has acquired rights to the show from Endemol Shine International. The series has been a ratings hit in the US, where NBC debuted it in primetime. A subsequent access prime version in France for has also […]

Quebec net acquires CBS’s Limitless

TVA owner Quebecor Content has acquired high-concept CBS procedural Limitless. The CBS Television Studios-, K/O Paper Products- and Critical Content (fka Relativity Television)- produced show will air on Quebec network TVA and SVOD platform Club illico, beginning on a currently undefined date. The show has been a major new season ratings hit for US broadcaster […]