News brief: Timber Kings falls in France

French channel RMC Decouverte has acquired titles including Timber Kings and Dynamo: Magician Impossible from UK-based Passion Distribution. The DTT net has also taken So You Think You’d Survive, while rival French nets Voyage and Planete A&E have also acquired new factual fare. Italy’s De Agonstini has bought shows such as World’s Angriest and Angry […]

Nat Geo People returns to Voyage’s Babies

Nat Geo People has acquired a second season of Pernel Media-coproduced ob doc series 4 Babies a Second. The 10x60mins season comes from Pernel Media and French channel Voyage. Nat Geo People has taken rights to all territories outside North America from 21st Century Fox stablemate Fox International Channels Content Sales. The show follows how […]

Pernel’s Baking Bad recipe appeals to Fox

Fox International Channels has commissioned Paris-based Pernel Media to produce an English-language cooking series featuring healthy eating expert Harry Eastwood. Baking Good Baking Bad will air on 24Kitchen channels in 2015, and on other FIC-owned networks such as Fox Life and Nat Geo People. The series will feature Eastwood, who is best known for Channel […]

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 […]

Fox and Zuku coproducing cooking series

Fox International Channels and East African pay TV business Zuku are coproducing a new season of cooking series Tales from the Bush Larder. The first season of the Kenyan cooking and travel series is already carried on FIC’s lifestyle channels and the new series will be on 24Kitchen, Viajar and Voyage as well as the […]