RMC Découverte

France’s RMC Découverte seeks quick-turnaround Suez Canal doc from Factual Factory

French network RMC Découverte has ordered a quick-turnaround documentary from Factual Factory and about the Ever Given cargo ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal. Stuck In The Suez, Dredging A Supersize Cargo Ship is an hour-long production from local factual indie Factual Factory, part of the Satisfaction Group, and exec produced by Rodolphe Guignard. UK […]

Exclusive: RMC Découverte expands ‘Record-Breaking’ series with Pernel

RMC Découverte in France has ordered a factual documentary that explores some of the most impressive trains of the past 80 years, marking an expansion of its Record-Breaking series franchise from Pernel Media. Record-Breaking Trains tracks locomotives that have pushed the limits of speed and engineering prowess since World War II and is based around […]

RMC Découverte acquires Endemol Shine’s Hunted

Endemol Shine Group has licensed hit factual format Hunted to French broadcaster RMC Découverte. Under the terms of the deal, Endemol Shine France will produce a 12 x 60 minutes primetime version of the show called Escape: 21 Jours pour Disparaitre. The French version will TX in autumn. Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of […]

News brief: French, Swiss nets buy Maximus factual

French network RMC Découverte and Switzerland’s SFR have prebought factual series from German indie Maximus Films. The deals, which Berlin-based Quintus Media brokered, see RMC investing in 6x60mins pop science series Evil Knows!, and SFR acquiring Giant Constructions – the World’s Most Spectacular Bridges. Evil Knows! follows Bloodhound Gang bassist Evil Jared Hasselhoff as he […]

Rebranded MTG net takes factual from TCB

The recently rebranded MTG World channel has prebought a 10x60mins American Heroes Channel series from distributor TCB Media Rights. The network, which operates across Europe, was rebranded as Viasat World after exiting the Modern Times Group, and has now acquired history title Inside Secret Societies (pictured) from UK-based TCB. RMC Découverte in France and Foxtel in […]

Buyers commit to true crime with Passion

Passion Distribution has notched a raft of post-MIPTV sales with a several deals for its true crime and factual fare. Discovery Networks Italy has picked up a 60-hour package for Italy that includes Prospectors and Weather Gone Viral. Discovery has also bought true crime series Mail Order Murder, Stalked and Frenemies. Other true crime sales […]

Pre-MIPTV presales for TCB Media

TCB Media Rights has presold a trio of its new shows ahead of MIPTV. The UK-based distributor has shopped Arrow Media and Handel Productions’ one-hour docs Definitive Guides: Extreme Sea Monsters and New Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle (pictured) to RMC Découverte in France, N24 in Germany, and SBS and Foxtel in Australia. TCB founder and […]

Format deal for Discovery’s Wheeler Dealers

Wheeler Dealers is getting a French remake after DTT channel RMC Découverte ordered a local version of the car repair and sale format. In the show a pair of car enthusiasts renovate and then sell vehicles. Produced by Atta Boy TV, it has run on Discovery in the UK and around the world for twelve […]

Altice moves for remainder of NextRadio

Altice-backed media unit Groupe News Participations has kicked off the process of acquiring all of French media company NextRadioTV. The company’s shareholders have until February 1 to accept the €37 (US$40) a share offer. Groupe News Participations currently holds 50.42% of the capital and 61.83% of the voting rights of NextRadioTV, which operates news channel […]

Altice completes NextRadioTV stake deal

Cable and telecom investor Altice has taken a 50.42% stake in French media group NextRadioTV, owner of the BFMTV news channel and entertainment service RMC Découverte, in partnership with NextRadioTV founder Alain Weill. The move, which follows approval by French media regulator the CSA, sees Groupe News Participation, a joint enterprise in which Altice holds […]