TV5 Monde


Channels join Canal+ founder’s OTT service

Molotov, the upcoming French OTT service being launched by former Canal+ boss Pierre Lescure, has secured distribution deals with a raft of free and pay TV channels ahead of launch. In June Canal+ cofounder Lescure and and Jean-David Blanc (pictured above), the founder of AlloCiné, said they were launching Molotov, a new OTT service that […]

Channels crown PGS’ Little Prince

Several international channels have acquired the third season of animated series The Little Prince. Minimax in Eastern Europe, MTV in Hungary, Minika in Turkey, Noga in Israel and and Knowledge Network in Canada have all bought the series, based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel. The Little Prince is produced by French studio Method […]

$1.5m presales for Zed’s Annihilation

A doc series that sheds new light on the rise of Hitler has secured US$1.5 million in presales from a variety of broadcasters. Annihilation will broadcast throughout the world in January to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners at Nazi war camps following deals with distributor Zed. Those attached are France […]

Package of French channels launch in the UK

Media services provider Globecast has launched its French TV package Téléfrance in the UK. The package of channels is available via Sky’s Now TV box, the Roku box, iOS and Android devices and Samsung smart TVs. It includes 11 major French TV channels and is targeted at the UK’s French-speaking community. Channels available include France […]

James Ross’ Lightning hires distribution director

Lightning International has recruited Julien Dutronc as director of TV distribution Lightning is the Hong Kong-based channels and programme distributor run by former ITV Studios and Bloomberg executive James Ross. The company distributes channels and content into Asia from partners including Lagardere and Trace. Dutronc joins the company from TV5 Monde where he managed channel […]

TV5 Monde takes Seattle festival films on-demand

The US version of international Francophile channel TV5 Monde has teamed with the French Cinema Now Seattle festival and will show films from the event on its on-demand service. The French language TV5 Monde USA’s Cinema On Demand service will make the features available at the same time they are being shown at the festival, […]