Studio Bagel

YouTube Premium sets up French originals

YouTube has launched its first subscription-only French content from Studio Bagel and Golden Moustache. Canal+-owned Studio Bagel’s is providing Groom, a 10 x 22-minute comedy series that tells the story of the owner of a luxury hotel who has to take up the role of a bellhop to avoid being disinherited. M6-owned Golden Moustache’s YouTube Premium […]

Canal+ and Showbox launch online video initiative

Canal+ has signed a strategic partnership with production facilities outfit Showbox to give web content creators access to facilities that will enable them to deliver professional-quality programming without the need to invest in expensive equipment. Showbox will provide its virtual 3D studio and workflows for formats including news, cookery shows and travel programmes. Showbox also […]

Canal+ buys into YouTube comedy producer

Canal+ Group has taken a majority stake in YouTube comedy channel producer Studio Bagel as part of its new OTT initiative. Studio Bagel, founded in 2012, takes the best comedy content from YouTube and produces a number of channels including Studio Bagel, Le Tutos and Le Dezapping. Taken together, the channels count about six million […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]