Smithsonian leads Terranoa doc deals

The US’s Smithsonian Network is getting a 45-minute version of Terranoa-sold factual show Tokyo Phoenix. The network has acquired the doc from the French distributor following its premiere screening at MIPDoc in April. Discovery Networks Asia and VRT in Belgium are also on board the doc, which looks at how Japan’s ultra-modern capital has twice […]

French doc sales for Terranoa

Terranoa, the distribution arm of French prodco Gedeon, has sold a raft of docs to public broadcasters in Iberia. Spanish pubcaster RTVE has acquired an 11-hour package from Paris-based Terranoa. It has taken three-parters Water: H20 Stories and Secrets of the Moon. It also bought 4x52mins Paris-Berlin: Shapes and Shades of History (top). Portugal’s RTP […]

Busan Contents Market: 2015 report

TBI speaks to the international content companies that attended the ninth edition of the Busan Contents Market and the organisers of the South Korean market Busan Contents Market wants to establish itself as the number one programming market in Asia, says Jong Sang Koo, chairman of the event’s executive committee and media professor at Dongseo […]

Raft of presales for French WW2 doc

A raft of international broadcasters have prebought World War II feature doc Surrender. The 1x90mins (or 2x45mins) film is produced by France’s Roche Productions and was commissioned by French commercial broadcaster TF1. French distributor Terranoa is selling it internationally and has shopped it to SRC in Canada, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, TV3 Catalunya, […]

Terranoa wins WW2 doc Surrender

French distributor Terranoa has picked up international rights to World War 2 documentary Surrender. The 1x90mins (or 2x45mins) film is produced by France’s Roche Productions. It was commissioned by French commercial broadcaster TF1. It follows the events of V-E Day, when the Nazis surrendered to the Allies in Europe, and will go out on TF1 […]

Terranoa poaches sales boss from FTD

French distributor Terranoa has recruited Bertrand Lossignol as its head of French sales. Lossignol joins from French pubcaster France Televisions’ distribution arm as head of sales in French-speaking territories and also handing factual acquisitions. Prior to France Televisions Distribution, he served a five-year stint at Lagardere’s Europe Images International, where he was the sales manager […]

News brief: Terranoa notches doc sales

French distributor Terranoa has sold a range of its docs to broadcasters in Europe and further afield. Australian public broadcaster SBS has picked up The Coasts of Brazil from Above. Swiss broadcaster SF has also acquired the five-part factual series, which is produced by Gedeon. Swedish pubcaster SVT has picked up a package of docs […]

News brief: Sky Arte and VRT are drawn to Picasso doc

Italian arts and culture channel Sky Arte and Belgian free-to-air broadcaster VRT have acquired Picasso, The Legacy. The one-off doc about the famous artist was produced by French prodco Gedeon for Franco-German arts channel Arte and broadcasters SBS, ARTV, AVRO and RTBF. The show was launched internationally at the French Screenings in Biarritz in September. […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]