StudioCanal


Canal+ takes Kissman stake

French commercial broadcaster Canal+ has taken a 50% stake in Kissman Production Group. Kissman is the prodco of Jamel Debbouze, whose comedy-entertainment series Jamel Comedy Club is a fixture on Canal+. Following the investment, financial terms of which were not disclosed, Canal+ and Kissman will work to develop new TV and digital projects in the […]

Telefonica buys StudioCanal drama package

Telefonica has acquired a package of drama series from StudioCanal for its Spanish pay TV and SVOD services. The titles included are predominantly originally English-language, with Section Zéro (pictured), the new series from Braquo creator Olivier Marchal, the exception. Other titles include novelist Harlan Coben’s mystery drama The Five, which debuted on Sky in the […]

StudioCanal buys Paddington Bear

French TV and film producer and distributor StudioCanal has acquired classic kids property Paddington Bear. The multi-million pound deal also sees French TV and film producer and distributor StudioCanal acquire The Copyrights Group, which handles licensing and merchandising activity for Paddington and other properties. StudioCanal gets all rights to exploit Paddington aside from the publishing. […]

Channel One buys Section Zero

Russian broadcaster Channel One has acquired edgy French drama Section Zero. The free-TV station will launch the 8x1hr show in August, playing episodes back to back between August 1-4. StudioCanal distributes the show and struck the Russian deal, having already shopped it to SBS in Australia. Section Zero, a cop show set in a dystopian […]

Dutch drama deal for The Five

Dutch public broadcaster NPO has acquired Harlan Coben-penned UK drama The Five. The ten-part drama was originally for Sky 1 and comes from Red Production Company, whose parent, Studiocanal, sells the show internationally. In the Netherlands, The Five will debut on NPO2 on June 12 during the network’s ‘Detective Month’ with a special theatrical screening […]

Yes deal for Harlan Coben’s The Five

Israeli pay TV platform Yes has acquired The Five, the UK drama from bestselling writer Harlan Coben. The series was made for Sky’s Sky1 channel in the UK byprodco Red, which is part of the StudioCanal group. The mystery thriller follows events taking place after evidence surfaces suggesting a child who went missing years earlier is […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part III

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   In a fragmented market, what is the most fruitful way to source IP?   Have you got a idea burning away, […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part II

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   The Netflix question: what is the single most important way in which Netflix has changed the TV drama market?   It […]

Canal+ shedding French subs

Canal+ France lost 183,000 subscriptions in the first quarter, taking its domestic total to 8.3 million. The ongoing problems experienced by the group in France were to some extent offset by a strong international performance. Overall the group added 170,000 subscriptions in the quarter, thanks in particular to its strong showing in Africa, taking its […]

MIPTV takeaways: #3 Vivendi puts Europe in the spotlight

MIPTV is now mostly about Europe and the continent’s content, and last week it was France’s Vivendi setting the pace. MIPTV takeaways: #1 no Rising Star, but Roots established MIPTV takeaways: #2 VR now a reality? MIPTV takeaways: #3 Vivendi puts Europe in the spotlight MIPTV takeaways: #4 eclectic talent on the Croisette MIPTV takeaways: #5 where’s the party?  […]