Canal+ Group

StudioCanal promotes Alix Lebrat to COO of TV series

France’s Canal+ Group has promoted Alix Lebrat to chief operating officer of TV series for its production and distribution arm StudioCanal. Having originally joined the group in 2012, Lebrat had served as head of TV series development since March 2020, working on international TV series, particularly English-language productions. In her new role, she will now […]

StudioCanal chief Anna Marsh upped to deputy CEO of Canal+ Group

StudioCanal CEO Anna Marsh has been appointed deputy CEO of the production and distribution firm’s owner, Canal+ Group. Anna Marsh, who was appointed to the Canal+ management board earlier this year, joined StudioCanal in 2008 and initially started out in sales, holding roles including EVP of international sales. She became MD of the London-based sales division […]

TF1 Group to name ex-Canal+ Group CEO Rudolph Belmer as chief

TF1 Group is set to appoint former Canal+ Group chief Rodolphe Belmer as its new CEO, in the latest development during a frenzied week of activity for the French media giant. The move will see Gilles Pélisson, chairman & current CEO at Newen owner TF1, stepping down from his role at the company, which earlier […]

News round-up: Vice joins Vuulr; Blue Ant expands FAST channels; ZDFS snags Irish thriller

Vice joins Vuulr Vice Distribution has struck a deal that will see 1,000 hours of its shows made available via online content marketplace Vuulr. Titles listed on Vuulr span investigative documentary, entertainment, sport and lifestyle content, including the hit wrestling show Dark Side Of The Ring, which explores the darkest stories from the golden age of […]

Canal+ Group appoints exec for literary adaptation push

France’s Canal+ Group has appointed Audrey Brugère as director literary adaptations. Beginning her new role on 1 September, Brugère will be responsible for working on collaborations between parent company Vivendi’s publishing house Editis and its subsidiaries StudioCanal and Canal+. She will report to StudioCanal MD Anna Marsh. Brugère first joined the Canal+ Group in 2009 […]

Asacha appoints new M&A head to oversee int’l expansion

French production and distribution firm Asacha Media Group has appointed Canal+ Group exec Alban de Noirmont as head of mergers & acquisitions and strategy as the company continues its international expansion. Taking up the post with immediate effect, Paris-based Noirmont will coordinate all M&A activities for Asacha as it pushes into Europe and the Middle […]

HBO Max Lat Am & Canal+ Group among global deals for UK true crime drama ‘Deceit’

HBO Max and the Canal+ Group are among broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America to have acquired UK-based Story Films’ true crime drama Deceit. Having debuted on Channel 4 in the UK last month, the four-part series is being distributed by All3Media International, which has signed deals for the show with HBO Europe […]

Dealing with Covid-19: A planetary shift in viewership

TBI’s extensive coverage exploring how Covid-19 has impacted the content business hears today from Patrick Rivet, CEO at Canal+’s US Hispanic channel operator Thema America, who explains how his company has embraced locked down audiences. When we launched Thema America back in 2016, the challenge was to promote the distribution of our thematic channels in […]

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