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Show of the week: Mega Zoo

This animal-focused show highlights not just the ever-present interest in animals among viewers but also the adaptability and ingenious invention shown by producers during the pandemic. Filmed in Australia at Zoos Victoria’s three vastly different sites: first, there is the Melbourne Zoo on the city fringe; then the savannah of Werribee Open Range Zoo; and […]

France’s TF1 joins Media Ranch’s Horsepower 3.0 format initiative

French broadcaster TF1 has joined the third edition of format project Horsepower, the incubation initiative from Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch. Season one and two partners Media Ranch and Quebecor Content will also be joined for Horsepower 3.0 by format accelerator La Fabrique Des Formats. The annual initiative is aimed at creating exportable unscripted TV formats […]

TF1, Gaumont alum Rémy Jacquelin partners with Both Worlds in South Africa

South African production company Both Worlds Pictures has struck a wide-ranging partnership with Paradoxal, the production and finance outfit launched by former TF1 SVP of sales & acquisitions Rémy Jacquelin. The agreement will see Paradoxal supporting the development of Both Worlds’ slate of projects and representing them in the international markets for pre-sales, distribution and […]

France’s TF1 to remake Cineflix drama ‘Marcella’ as ‘Rebecca’

French broadcaster TF1 has ordered a local adaptation of the UK crime drama Marcella. Paris-based prodco Elephant is working on the remake, which will be titled Rebecca, following TF1’s deal with UK distributor Cineflix Rights, which has also taken exclusive global rights to the new series. The original show, Marcella, was created by Hans Rosenfeldt […]

Show of the week: Good Singers

Plenty of talent shows pit aspiring singers against one another as they perform their hearts (and lungs) out in pursuit of music stardom, but in Good Singers the trick is simply to look the part – rather than have any actual musical talent. This new series, which recently debuted on France’s TF1, is a local […]

TF1 remakes Global Agency format ‘Is That Really Your Voice’

TF1 in France has ordered a local version of Global Agency’s singing format Is That Really Your Voice?. The show will be known as Good Singers in France and sees teams of celebrity judges attempting to guess contestants’ voices from their appearances and hearing them talk. Production has started on the French version, which will […]

French streamer Salto ‘on starting blocks’ for autumn as test phase starts

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

TF1 to shut down TVOD service MYTF1VOD by end of July

French media giant TF1 is planning to shut down its TVOD service MYTF1VOD by the end of July. According to a report by local business title Capital, which doesn’t name its sources, the broadcaster is looking to transfer rights with producers that run beyond the cut-off date of the end of July to a third-party, […]

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