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Canal+ orders HBO’s My Brilliant Friend

French group Canal+ has pre-bought My Brilliant Friend, a drama based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name. The HBO, Rai Fiction, and TIMVISION series is currently in production in Italy. It is directed by Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts). It features the character of Elena Greco, an elderly woman immersed in a house […]

Vivendi-Mediaset rapprochement expected ‘within days’

Vivendi could strike a deal in the next few days to end its legal dispute with Mediaset and forge a new content partnership involving Telecom Italia, according to press reports. According to Agefi-Dow Jones, citing an unnamed source, a three-way agreement involving Mediaset, Telecom Italia and either Vivendi or Canal+ is on the cards. A […]

Vivendi’s mobile SVOD net Studio+ set for US

France’s Vivendi is launching its smartphone-targeted SVOD service Studio+ to the US. The service, which offers customers a slate of 10x10mins high-end original short-form series, will debut Stateside with new music drama All You Need is Me and thriller series Hadame Hollywood. Studio+ is the result of collaboration between Vivendi’s Canal+ and Universal Music divisions, […]

Canal+ formalises Telecom Italia JV

Canal+ has created its planned joint venture with Telecom Italia (TIM), focusing on the acquisition and production of movies and series that will enable Telecom Italia to develop a compelling pay TV offering for the Italian market. In addition to movies and series, the JV will also be tasked with acquiring sports rights. TIM will […]

AMC promotes Hajós in Europe

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has promoted Balázs Hajós to vice president of affiliate sales for Central and Northern Europe. In his expanded role Hajós will oversee the management of AMCNI – Central and Northern Europe’s affiliate sales in more than 30 territories. Hajós existing responsibilities, which saw him act as regional director of affiliate sales for AMCNI’s […]

Telecom Italia gets new CEO & okays Canal+ JV

Telecom Italia (TIM) has confirmed the widely anticipated appointment of Vivendi exec Amos Genish as its new CEO and approved the creation of a joint venture with Canal+. The joint venture will aim to create a new premium video service and content creation unit for the Italian market. According to TIM, the JV with Canal+ […]

Gov’t set to test Vivendi’s grip on Telecom Italia

Italian government officials are reportedly moving forwards with the process of determining whether Vivendi exercises a controlling influence over Telecom Italia (TIM). The moves represent a further ratcheting up of pressure on the French media group, which has resolutely rejected claims that it now “controls” TIM. According to Italian press reports, the government could determine […]

Vivendi chief confirms Telecom Italia-Canal+ JV plan

Plans to create a pay TV joint venture between Canal+ and Telecom Italia (TIM) are set to be put forward before the TIM control and risk committee in August before being submitted to the board for approval, according to Vivendi CEO and Telecom Italia (TIM) executive chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine. Speaking to analysts after TIM […]

Studiocanal’s Neylon exits as Campos becomes sales head

Studiocanal executive VP of sales and marketing Katrina Neylon has departed the company, TBI has learned, as former Endemol Shine director Beatriz Campos becomes head of international sales. Neylon departed from the company on July 28. The former Shine International exec joined Studiocanal in 2015. Campos (pictured) previously acted as vice president of sales for Iberia, Italy, Latin America […]

Canal + orders Joann Sfar drama Monsters’ Shrink

Canal + has commissioned Red Production Company to produce Joann Sfar’s live action drama Monsters’ Shrink. Red, a UK-based subsidiary of StudioCanal, will work with Sfar to create his first English-speaking live-action series, which follows the story of New Yorker Rebecka Broke, a neurotic and quirky psychoanalyst who discovers her husband has been found dead […]

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