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Exclusive: What the future holds for Europe’s public broadcasters

Public broadcasters face pressure like never before, with squeezed budgets and their very funding models under intense scrutiny. Marie-Agnès Bruneau takes a trip around Europe to find out what’s happening across the continent Europe’s public service media have faced turbulent times of late, as the traditional licence fee funding model faces challenges across the continent. […]

TBI Weekly: Six key takeaways from MIA Market in Rome

Rome has been a hotbed of discussion for the international TV industry this week, as European and US execs jetted into the Italian city for the ever-growing MIA Market. Richard Middleton offers six key takeaways. The only thing changing quicker than the international TV industry at the moment seems to be the economic strategy and personnel of the UK government. […]

Exclusive: Italy’s Rai joins Global Doc initiative with nuclear fusion doc

Italian public broadcaster Rai has joined France Télévisions, ABC in Australia and numerous others in the Global Doc initiative, with a new show exploring unclear fusion project in France in the works. Global Doc was launched by France Télévisions at Sunnyside of the Doc three years ago and is based on the model of the pubcaster alliance in scripted TV, […]

Exclusive: France TV, Rai & ZDF pick up Bellingcat drama ‘The Kollective’

France Televisions, Italian pubcaster Rai and Germany’s ZDF have picked up Bellingcat drama The Kollective, which is being written by Gomorrah scribes Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravioli. The show, which has been in the works since 2019, is being produced by Amsterdam-based Submarine and has been inspired by the company’s hit documentary Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth […]

News round-up: Canal+ & RAI team for ‘The Crunchers’; ScreenSkills predicts HETV spend growth; Paramount+ debuts Putin inner circle doc  

Canal+ & RAI team for ‘The Crunchers’ French broadcaster Canal+ and Italian public broadcaster RAI have jointly commissioned The Crunchers, a new 52 x 11-minute 2D animated comedy series targeting children aged 7+. Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company Kids First has picked up the global rights to series, which will air on Canal+ in France and […]

The TBI Interview: Manuel Alduy, France Télévisions

France Télévisions has a new international team and a rejuvenated global scripted strategy to attract younger viewers. Marie-Agnès Bruneau speaks to Manuel Alduy, who is leading the charge “We want ‘organically international’ shows, appealing to a mainstream audience with a key 25-50 focus, and able to generate conversation” France’s TV industry could be about to […]

Kids round-up: Dandelooo feels ‘Gaston’s Emotions’; ‘Bluey’ bounds onto RAI & ERT; Cyber adapts ‘Phobos’

Dandelooo feels ‘Gaston’s Emotions’ French animation prodco and distributor Dandelooo is to adapt the children’s book series Gaston’s Emotions. The preschool comedy series is based on the books about a magical unicorn written by author and illustrator Aurélie Chien Chow Chine, who is developing the series alongside Chloé Sastre and Romain Gadiou. Dandelooo will hold worldwide […]

Exclusive: France TV & Rai drama ‘Germinal’ secures first international sale

French-Canadian network Radio-Canada has become the first international buyer of Germinal, the new six-part drama based on Émile Zola’s classic 19th Century novel. The show, which has been coproduced by Banijay Studios France and Pictanovo, was directed by David Hourrègue, the man behind the French adaptation of youth-skewing drama Skam. Julien Lilti is attached as […]

Kids round-up: Beyond shops ‘The World According To Grandpa’; Cyber launches animation studio; Rai welcomes ‘Pablo’

Beyond Rights shops ‘The World According To Grandpa’ Beyond Rights has acquired worldwide distribution rights to kids’ series The World According To Grandpa, which it will be officially launching to the international market at the upcoming Kidscreen. Produced by Saffron Cherry TV for UK broadcaster Channel 5, the 25 x 11-minute series is based on […]

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