Exclusive: TF1’s ‘Star Academy’ extends audience engagement with US firm LiveLike

France’s TF1 Group has partnered with audience engagement firm LiveLike on its singing competition show, Star Academy. The partnership will see LiveLike’s audience engagement suite integrated within the Star Academy section on My TF1, providing access to features such as polls and ‘ask me anything’ chat sessions with contestants. Samuel Westberg, LiveLike’s CCO and co-founder, […]

Newen Studios takes majority stake in former TF1 exec Marie Guillaumond’s prodco Felicita

France’s Newen Studios has acquired a majority stake in Felicita, the production firm launched by former TF1 exec Marie Guillaumond. The prodco was founded in 2019 and has produced programming including Belle Belle Belle, Mensonges and Entre Ses Mains, as well as features such as the forthcoming A La Hauteur, from Delphine and Muriel Coulin. […]

France’s TF1 picks up ‘The Good Wife’ spin-off ‘Elsbeth’ from CBS Studios

TF1 in France has acquired Elsbeth, CBS Studios’ spin-off series from The Good Wife and The Good Fight. The series stars Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who utilises her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD Distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution […]

Federation hires TF1’s head of drama Anne Viau following launch of prodco Quelle Aventure!

Federation Studios has appointed former head of drama at TF1, Anne Viau, as a producer through her newly created company, Quelle Aventure!. She said her new outfit will develop and produce “popular, compelling, high-quality fiction” for broadcasters and platforms in France and abroad. Viau first worked as a screenwriter on French series for Canal+, France […]

France’s TF1 remakes Spanish drama ‘La Caza: Monteperdido’

TF1 is onboard a French adaptation of Spanish drama La Caza: Monteperdido, with Banijay France labels Terence Films and Gétévé Productions co-producing. The 6 x 52-minute show will be known as Rivière-Perdue and is being written by Eugénie Dard, Sylvain Caron and Elsa Vasseur, with Jean-Christophe Delpias directing. The story explores how a car accident […]

TF1 in France & Vox in Germany remake HBO Max dating format ‘My Mum, Your Dad’

TF1 in France and Vox in Germany have greenlit local remakes of HBO Max’s dating format My Mum, Your Dad. The show, which was created by father-daughter duo Greg Daniels and Haley Daniels with ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, is being produced by ITV Studios France and ITV Studios Germany in their respective markets. The format […]

BBC & ZDF to co-pro ‘The Famous Five’ adaptation, TF1 strikes pre-sale deal

The BBC in the UK and ZDF in Germany are to co-produce a new series based on Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five novels, with French rights already pre-sold to TF1. The 3 x 90-minute series will produced by The Pursuit Of Love indie Moonage Pictures and will be created for television and executive produced by […]

Fox Alternative Entertainment places formats with TF1 & ProSieben

Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) has unveiled two new series created by the company under its International Unscripted Format Fund – celebrity competition Beat My Mini-Mes (working title) for TF1 in France and dating show Marriage Market (working title) for Germany’s ProSieben. Jointly developed by FAE and TF1, Beat My Mini-Mes is a studio competition series where celebrity singers face […]

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