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Vivendi ‘to create new content unit’

Vivendi is creating a new content unit to be headed by Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who will take on new responsibilities at the pay TV operator’s parent company in addition to his existing role, according to an internal email obtained by French news service BFM TV. According to the email, circulated to Vivendi staff on […]

Logo pre-buys Russell T. Davies dramas

US lesbian and gay-skewed channel Logo has pre-bought a pair of sexuality-themed dramas from Queer as Folk writer Russell T. Davies. Cucumber and Banana are interlinked drama series that UK broadcaster Channel 4 commissioned earlier this year from StudioCanal-owned producer Red Production Company. Logo has signed up, officially as a coproducer, though the shows have […]

International and SVOD drive Canal+

International growth and subscription video-on-demand in France lifted pay TV operator Canal+’s third quarter performance, with domestic free-to-air channel D8 and production arm Studiocanal also making positive contributions. Overall, Canal+’s global subscriber base now stands at 14.8 million, up 605,000 year-on-year, largely thanks to strong growth from Africa and Vietnam, while French subscription VOD service […]

Amazon extends StudioCanal movie deal

Amazon Prime Instant Video has renewed its movie deal with Europe’s StudioCanal. The multi-year extension to an existing agreement hands Amazon’s on-demand services in the UK and Germany upcoming films such as Paddington (pictured) and Shaun the Sheep. Post-apocalyptic teen trilogy The Hunger Games will also be available in Germany, where the service is under […]

StudioCanal seals deal for Red Production Company

StudioCanal has sealed a deal for UK prodco Red Production Company. Canal Plus Groupe company StudioCanal has been in talks over the acquisition for several months – as first reported by TBI in October – and has now concluded a deal for the Manchester-based company. Well-placed sources confirmed to TBI today that the deal had […]

Good Wife, Dexter set for Lovefilm launch

Amazon-owned on-demand platform Lovefilm has secured CBS Studios International-distributed scripted programming including The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Dexter. The deal will see a range of shows from CBSSI launch on the platform in Germany and the UK. These include CBS series Good Wife and Blue Bloods and Showtime series including Nurse Jackie, Californication and […]

Blinkbox inks StudioCanal content deal

Streaming service Blinkbox has inked a deal with StudioCanal, giving it a range of the French distributor’s movie content. The agreement stretches to 160 classic and contemporary movies and titles include Apocalypse Now, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hurt Locker and Mulholland Drive. The films can be accessed on connected TVs, Blu-Ray players, set top […]

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