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TV France International mourns long-time exec Catherine Charmet

TV France International veteran Catherine Charmet has died at the age of 53. The popular markets manager, who first joined TV France International (TVFI) in 1995, died following a bike accident in Paris on Tuesday (November 20). Charmet was the longest-serving member of the TVFI team, having been hired to work on the business’s inaugural […]

Versailles scoops French export award

Versailles has won the drama award at the TV France International 2017 Export Awards. Industry group TVFI annually awards the best-performing French-originated TV exports with this year’s winners crowned at producers’ association Procirep’s award ceremony for the French Producer of the Year in Paris last night. Banijay Rights and Versailles beat 100% Distribution with Spin […]

French export revenues hit new high

International sales of French-originated content generated €164.2 million (US$183.4 million) last year, a new record. Sales of animated shows spurred the growth while drama sales slowed, according to the figures for 2015, which were published by distributor’s group TVFI and industry body the CNC this morning. While the overall sales figures hit a new high, […]

French distributors launch major screening service

TV France International has launched a new online screening and information service, Screenopsis. TVFI, the association representing French distributors, said that at launch Screenopsis will have 9,000 full-length programmes and 22,000 programmes listed in all. It added that the marketing and sales tool will allow buyers to search by genre or particular interest and that […]

Michel replacing Recayte at TV France Int’l

France Télévisions executive Hervé Michel has been elected president of TV France International and will take the helm at the French distributors industry group from early next year. He replaces Laetitia Recayte, the former head of distribution at Newen, the production group controversially being bought by TF1. She resigned at TVFI president after leaving Newen […]

TVFI preps digital IMDB-like platform

TVFI, the trade association for French distributors, is preparing the launch of a new digital platform designed along the lines of Amazon-backed content database IMDB. The promotion and sales tool for French content companies will be called France Export Pro and phase one of the new service will be launched in June 2015. Targeting both […]

Record level for French TV exports

The latest export stats for French TV programming shows sales to international markets were up 8% to €137.1 million in 2013, setting an all-time record. Monitored by French funding body CNC and exporters’ association TVFI and released at le Rendez-vous in Biarritz, the global figures settle at €173.5 million once presales and coproduction sales are […]

TVFI awards Zodiak, PGS and France Télévisions

French TV exporters group TVFI has bestowed its annual awards for most successful TV export to Zodiak Rights, PGS Entertainment and France Télévisions Distribution. The annual Export Award recognises the best French-originated programme successes in the international market across three genres: kids, docs and drama. The awards, now in their tenth year, were presented to […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]