France-Spain / The Spanish group Mediapro buys the broadcasting rights for French League 1 football

Canal Plus, which until now has always had the principal broadcasting rights for France’s League 1 soccer, has failed to get any rights for the period 2020-2024. The Spanish group Mediapro, a new-comer on the French broadcasting scene, has bought the rights to the best matches, in particular those on Sunday night. Created in 1994 …

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Morocco / First Fez International Film Festival

The first Fez International Film Festival (FIFF), initiated by an association of the same name, will be held from November 13th to 17th. The organisers’ aim is to strengthen the town’s cultural identity and promote the Moroccan film industry as a whole. They hope it will “help boost the production, making and promotion of national …

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France / France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 work together to create “Salto”

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On June 15th the directors of France Televisions, TF1 and M6 (Delphine Ernotte, Gilles Pélisson and Nicolas de Tavernost) announced the launch of Salto, a shared subscription-based internet broadcasting platform. According to Le Monde, the three companies have agreed to invest at least €50 million in this new platform, which should start transmitting in 2019. …

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Spain / Audio-Visual Technology Trade Show (BIT) at Madrid’s Feria

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BIT, the annual audiovisual technology trade show, was held in Madrid from May 8th to 10th. All the major players involved in audiovisual broadcasting were there – distributors, manufacturers and service providers. Traditional TV and radio people were there as well of course, but also representatives from the cinema and various innovative distributors. More than …

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Macedonia / Creation of a distribution multi-platform for the cinema

In early May Cutaway, a Macedonian distribution company, inaugurated a multiplatform designed to make films available in cinemas across Croatia, Albania and Macedonia, and on two VoD platforms, Cinesquare.net and Pantaflix. This multi-national, multi-support platform is part of a project called “New forms of film distribution in the Balkans – Volume 2”, initiated by Cutaway …

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Tunisia / International success for Moufida Fedhila’s film “Aya”

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Moufida Fedhila’s “Aya” is having a brilliant career in festivals. So far this year the film has won the Tanit d’Or at Carthage, the audience prize at the Noisy-le-sec festival of Franco-Arab film, the jury prize at the “Cinéma du monde” festival in Paris and the Gold FIFOG in Geneva. It has now been selected …

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Italy / Rai Cinema joins the Globalgate consortium

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The Italian distributor Rai Cinema has become the 12th member of Globalgate, a consortium specializing in intellectual property issues and the production of local language films around the world. Globalgate also co-produces and co-finances wide-release local language films. Its funding comes from major distribution companies. Rai Cinema, with 15% of the Italian film market, joins …

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