Still Standing


Canal+ rejigs channels around ‘galaxy’ plan

Canal+ has revamped its programming offering with the launch of a ‘Canal+ galaxy’ centred on four channels, all using the core Canal+ brand as the key to their identity. The Canal+ pay TV channel remains at the centre of the offering, focusing on premium exclusive content that can drive subscriptions. The broadcaster has promised 150 […]

Loud, Frantic form strategic pact

Leftfield Entertainment’s Loud TV and Canadian prodco Frantic Films have struck a strategic programming partnership for the North American markets. The pair will develop and produce programming together. New York-based Loud, which is ultimately part of the UK’s ITV, will lead operations in the US, with Toronto’s Frantic spearheading Canadian sales. Loud is behind series […]

Latin American net is Still Standing

Panamanian channel Medcom has acquired the 25-episode Antena 3 series Ahora Caigo from Israeli distributor Armoza Formats. Ahora Caigo comes from Gestmusic Endemol is based on Israeli format Still Standing, which has been sold to the likes of NBC in the US and runs to more than 2,000 episodes globally. It will play on Medcom-owned […]

FremantleMedia names Busoli replacement

São Paulo-based FremantleMedia Brazil has hired former TV Bandeirantes exec Paula Cavalcanti to replace Daniela Busoli as its CEO. Busoli left the FremantleMedia group last month in order to launch her own company. Cavalcanti (pictured) has now stepped in to replace her, reporting to FremantleMedia COO and CEO of emerging markets Sangeeta Desai. While production […]

Ex-Target sales boss lands NBCU formats role

Former Target Entertainment head of sales Hannah Worrall has joined NBCUniversal’s international formats team, TBI has learned. Worrall has landed the new role of VP, format sales at NBCU International Production, the Comcast-owned company confirmed this morning. She will report to NBCUI’s senior VP, formats and production Yvonne Pilkington, who recently returned from maternity leave. […]

Money Drop ranked the most valuable format in Europe

Endemol’s Money Drop format has come top of a new list measuring the value created by TV formats in Europe. Endemol was also the leading distributor by overall value created by TV formats in 2012, followed by FremantleMedia and then ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Money Drop generated US$213.4 million ahead of last year’s winner Come […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]