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Europe’s Alliance looks to Spain as it navigates different priorities

The fledgling Alliance of European public broadcasters is looking to get into business with Spain as it continues to become more established in the landscape.  Rai’s commissioner for international co-productions Michele Zatta has confirmed that the Alliance – a partnership formed last year between France Télévisions, Italy’s Rai and Germany’s ZDF to pool resources and […]

Rai asks for more ‘Ladies’ Paradise’

Rai Uno has ordered another 320 episodes of Ladies’ Paradise (Paradiso delle Signore) from Banijay Group’s Aurora TV. Set in 1950s Milan and centring around a clothing department store, the Ladies’ Paradise series was launched by Rai Uno in 2015 and broadcast in primetime for two 20×50-minute seasons, one night a week. The third season saw it turn into […]

AMC’s Sundance joins The Name Of The Rose co-production

Germany’s Tele München Group has announced that AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and Sundance Now are coming on board the recently announced adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. Produced by 11 Marzo Film, Palomar and TMG, the limited series is already lined up to appear on RAI in Italy during 2019. Under the terms […]

TBI Weekly: Three moves that may chip at Netflix dominance

Moves to combat the Netflix-effect are high on the agenda for major broadcasters and networks this week. Three TV groups have laid out global streaming and content ambitions in the past seven days, including UK broadcasters BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, European broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF, and US-based Discovery. We found that the […]

France Télévisions, Rai, ZDF drama pact takes on Netflix

European public broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF have unveiled the first projects to be developed under the rubric of an alliance announced yesterday at the Series Mania event in Lille to address the challenge posed by the likes of Netflix and other subscription video-on-demand providers. Earlier this week, France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte (pictured) […]

Tele München to coproduce €26m Rai drama

Tele München Group (TMG) is set to co-produce an eight-hour adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, said to cost €26 million (US$30.3m). Germany-based TMG will produce the series with 11 Marzo and Palomar and in association with Rai Fiction, and have all worldwide distribution rights outside Italy. The series is set to […]

Walter Presents brings in first Italian drama

Walter Presents, the global television drama service that Channel 4 launched last year, has brought in its first Italian drama, Maltese, from ZDF Enterprises. Maltese is an eight-part series produced by Palomar, pubcaster RAI and Maze Pictures, which stars Kim Rossi Stuart and Rike Schmid. The series tells the story of a police detective who returns […]

TBI Weekly: The best of Cartoon Forum

Cartoon Forum took place this week, bringing in some of the best animators, distributors, producers and broadcasters in Europe to the French city of Toulouse from 11-14 September. Each year, the Forum awards Cartoon Tributes for the best broadcaster, investor/distributor and producer. A majority among the 900 attendees at the Forum voted France Télévisions as broadcaster […]

Rai orders Endemol Shine crime drama

Italian pubcaster Rai has tapped Endemol Shine for a crime drama. Set in an idyllic seaside town, Missing will follow the story of two teenagers who mysteriously disappear. Endemol Shine Italy is producing the twelve-part primetime series, which will premiere later this year on Rai1. Rai is also working with Endemol Shine Italy on a […]

Pubcasters pact to combat Netflix, Amazon threat

Two of Europe’s primary public broadcasters are strategically combining their arsenals to combat the growing threat of Netflix and Amazon. France Télévisions and Italy’s Rai will coproduce a range of high-end programmes across genres such as drama, documentaries, animation and entertainment. These will all be in English “in order to be able to compete on […]

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