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Histoire chief Buisson resigns

Patrick Buisson (pictured), the controversial head of TF1 Group-owned channel Histoire, has resigned. In a short statement, TF1 said that Buisson had “significantly contributed to the development and success of the Histoire channel during the course the last 11 years” and thanked him for “his commitment during nearly 20 years of worked since his appointment […]

Newen acquires stakes in Dutch and Danish prodcos

TF1-owned Newen is acquiring equity stakes in two production companies: Pupkin, from the Netherlands and Nimbus, from Denmark. The acquisition reflects Newen’s focus on drama in Europe, as the French company broadens it footprint to territories outside of its own. In May 2017, the company also created a £50 million (US$54.8 million) drama investment fund […]

TF1 France orders Endemol Shine’s Big Bounce Battle

Endemol Shine France has been commissioned by TF1 France to create a local version of Endemol Shine’s Big Bounce Battle format. Originally created by Endemol Shine Netherlands, the Big Bounce Battle format was co-developed with Endemol Shine Germany for RTL, which signed up for a second series of the show in April. The competition sees contestants try to conquer a variety […]

TF1’s international content studio Newen unveils top team

Earlier this week, TF1 secured clearance from the French competition authorities for its acquisition of the remaining 30% of Newen Studios group. And it has lost no time in putting in place a new management structure to run the production and distribution giant. TF1’s first move was to name Bibiane Godfroid, as chair and CEO […]

French broadcasters combine forces in major OTT TV plan

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 Group and public broadcaster France Televisions have teamed up to launch a joint national OTT TV platform, Salto. The trio plan to launch a joint offering with a variety of programming genres including news and debate, magazine programmes, special events, sports, entertainment and French homegrown drama as well as […]

Doctor Foster gets French treatment in TF1 remake

BBC Studios has sold the Doctor Foster format to TF1 for a French remake, turning it into the first scripted production for BBC Studios in the region. The BBC’s French production base will co-produce the 6×52 minute series for TF1 with Storia Télévision and will begin filming this month in Biarritz and the Nouvelle Aquitaine […]

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Programming chief to leave France Télévisions

France Télévisions’ programming chief Xavier Couture is to leave the group early next year to focus on personal projects. Couture, who is director of strategy and programming at the public broadcaster, will leave at the end of January or the beginning of February. News of Couture’s departure was first reported by news site Puremedias.com on […]

Electus launches 6/26 int’l copro model

US producer-distributor Electus has created a new international coproduction model for unscripted programmes dubbed ‘6/26’. The practice is the brainchild of Electus worldwide television and international president John Pollak, and is aimed at secured multi-episode orders. The processs sees four broadcasters – Australia’s Nine Network, France’s TF1, Germany’s Nito (part of RTL Germany) and Nordics-based […]

New UK & scripted chiefs for Studio71

Multichannel operator Studio71 has expanded its UK business by hiring a local managing director and had added a US-based scripted chief. Former StyleHaul executive James Stafford will lead a new UK-based studio as MD, while Broken Road Productions’ Jeremy Stein is joining as senior VP of scripted content. Part of Stafford’s duties will be working […]

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