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Kids round-up: Saturday Animation preps ‘Aiko And The Masters Of Time’; ‘Theodosia’ travels to France & Lat Am; Nickelodeon UK dives into ‘Big Blue’

Saturday Animation preps ‘Aiko And The Masters Of Time’ Canada’s Saturday Animation Studio is in development on its second original children’s IP – Aiko And The Masters Of Time. The 10 x 22-minute series, from the Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG)-owned outfit behind Chase And Catch, is a serialised sci-fi action adventure for ages 7+ […]

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 […]

Sales round-up: Salto takes Russian ‘Sherlock’; ‘Unusual Suspects’ bought by Canada’s Bell; ‘Line Of Duty’ lands on US AVOD

Salto takes Russian Sherlock French streamer Salto has picked up rights to eight-part mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles, after striking a deal with distributor ZDF Enterprises. The 8 x 52-minute series, which will be available on Salto under the title Sherlock: Les Chroniques Russes in the autumn, was produced by Russian prodcos Start and […]

Ex-Salto chief Julien Verley preps ‘French BritBox’ for US launch

France Channel, a BritBox-like international SVOD service for French original programming, is to launch in the US early next year after concluding an agreement with Netgem to provide its distribution technology platform. The service, the brainchild of former France Télévisions and Canal+ executive Julien Verley, will deliver French original programming abroad, with the US service […]

France’s Salto & Foxtel take Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ global

French streamer Salto, the joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, is among a raft of companies to pick up drama anthology Small Axe by Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave). The show, sold by BBC Studios, has been produced by UK-based Turbine Studios in association with Lammas Park and EMU Films. It will […]

News round-up: Salto gets ‘Happily Married’; TVG seeks another ‘Wife Swap’; NHK 8K picks up ‘Wife Of A Spy’ and more…

Salto gets ‘Happily Married’ New French streaming platform Salto has picked up dark comedy drama series Happily Married (C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) as one of its first programme acquisitions. The 10-part first season was produced by Montreal-based Productions Casablanca for Radio-Canada Télé and Tou.Tv Extra. Set in the 1970s, it recounts the “almost true” story […]

French streamer Salto ‘on starting blocks’ for autumn as test phase starts

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

Salto chief reveals launch plans for streamer

Salto, the long-delayed French streaming offering from broadcasters France Télévisions, TF1 and M6, is to launch on June 3, according to CEO Thomas Follin. Follin told French newspaper Le Figaro that the SVOD offering would launch in test mode, enabling consumers to connect to the service. The streamer will then launch a full promotion in […]

French joint SVOD Salto sets out exec leadership

France’s local answer to Netflix, Salto, has set out its exec leadership, one month after receiving the greenlight from the competition watchdog. TF1 CEO Gilles Péllisson is to take the role of president of the board of Salto for two years, while operational management of the streaming outfit will be led by Thomas Follin, until […]