Quebecor Content

News round-up: Banijay takes ‘Wild Cooks’ global; Two Rivers snags ‘Chums’ rights; Screen Yorkshire opens FLEX scheme

Banijay takes Wild Cooks global Banijay has acquired exclusive global format distribution rights to Wild Cooks, which was created by French-Canadian production company Toast in collaboration with Quebecor Content. The format sees chefs leave the comfort of their professional kitchens behind, as they are dropped into an isolated forest camp by helicopter to prepare dishes […]

Quebecor Content names senior director of acquisitions

Montreal-based Quebecor Content has appointed Louis Pearson to oversee its acquisitions activity. Pearson, who was most recently director of fiction acquisitions & Quebec film development since 2018, will now become senior director of acquisitions & original film, with a remit to buy shows for the TVA Group, Club illico and Vrai platforms. He will lead the […]

Gaumont to adapt Quebecor Content scripted format ‘About Anthony’

French production and distribution giant Gaumont has acquired the rights to upcoming comedy-drama format About Anthony.  Written by Cathleen Rouleau, scripted by Benoît Pelletier and currently being developed by ComediHa! in collaboration with Quebecor Content, the original Quebec version of About Anthony will be directed by Podz (Lupin, Vikings). Inspired by Rouleau’s own life, About Anthony tells the story of Julie, who starts a new relationship and […]

Quebecor Content enters jungle on French-language ‘I’m A Celebrity’

Quebecor Content, the studio division of Canada’s Quebecor Media, is making a French-language version of the ITV Studios reality format I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! This new local version is being produced by Montreal-based Productions Déferlantes in collaboration with Quebecor Content, and will debut on on Quebecor’s French-language network TVA this fall. […]

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 […]