Quebecor Content enters jungle on French-language ‘I’m A Celebrity’

Quebecor Content, the studio division of Canada’s Quebecor Media, is making a French-language version of the ITV Studios reality format I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! This new local version is being produced by Montreal-based Productions Déferlantes in collaboration with Quebecor Content, and will debut on on Quebecor’s French-language network TVA this fall. […]

Canada plans to construct The Wall

Canadian broadcaster TVA is getting its own French-language version of NBC game show The Wall. TVA stablemate Quebecor Content has acquired rights to the show from Endemol Shine International. The series has been a ratings hit in the US, where NBC debuted it in primetime. A subsequent access prime version in France for has also […]

Endemol France bags dating format as Shine nears

Endemol France has acquired rights to Canadian dating format Double Occupancy ahead of its merger with Shine France. The Productions J-created format, from Quebec, ran on commercial network TVA between 2003 and 2013, with an eleventh set to air in October on Vtele. Endemol France is the first company outside of Canada to option the […]

Quebec net acquires CBS’s Limitless

TVA owner Quebecor Content has acquired high-concept CBS procedural Limitless. The CBS Television Studios-, K/O Paper Products- and Critical Content (fka Relativity Television)- produced show will air on Quebec network TVA and SVOD platform Club illico, beginning on a currently undefined date. The show has been a major new season ratings hit for US broadcaster […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

Expandables to French-Canada, Australia

TVA in French-Canada and Foxtel in Australia have acquired Tricon Films & Television’s home renovation show The Expandables. Canada-based Tricon has also sold interior design series Candice Tells All to AMC Networks International in Iberia, season three to AMC in central and eastern Europe, Nelonen in Finland and MNC in Indonesia. Elsewhere Foxtel and RTL […]

MIPTV 2014: Armoza bringing Canadian formats to market

Israel-based Armoza Formats has cut a distribution deal with Quebecor Media’s QMI Content and will bring its formats to the international market. The focus of the relationship will be shows from the French Canadian company’s TVA network. Armoza will launch two QMI formats at MIPTV next month, one scripted and one entertainment. Only One Knows […]

Foxtel, TVA like Keshet’s British Girlfri3nds

Australian paycaster Foxtel and Canada’s TVA have acquired the UK version of Keshet International dating format Girlfri3nds. In Australia, the 8x60mins first season of the show will broadcast on Foxtel Network-operated LifeStyle YOU, while in Canada the MOI&cie subscription channel began broadcasting season one this month and will also broadcast the second. The first season […]

News brief: Money Moron, Rednecks find new homes

Canadian producer-distributor Peacock Alley has sold lifestyle series Money Moron and petrol-head show High Tech Rednecks to a batch of broadcasters. The 24x30mins Money Moron, produced in-house and in which TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade offers financial advice to reckless spenders, has gone to TVA in Quebec. The 8x60mins High Tech Rednecks, meanwhile, which comes from […]