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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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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France / Mediterranean films at the Cannes Film Festival

The 71st Cannes Film Festival took place from May 8th to 19th. Mediterranean directors won awards not only in the main competition, but also in the parallel competitions. Main section In the main competition, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki won the jury prize with her third feature, “Capharnaüm”. Requiring three years research, Labaki’s film is both …

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France / Release of “L’Homme Dauphin, sur les traces de Jacques Mayol”

Released in 1988 and filmed in the Mediterranean, “Le Grand Bleu” or Big Blue was inspired by the work of Jacques Mayol, a diver who loved nature – and dolphins in particular. Mayol became the first person to descend 100 metres without breathing equipment. “Big Blue” has influenced several generations and revolutionized our relationship with …

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Algeria / EPTV invests nearly 2 million euros in making programmes for Ramadan 2018

For the third consecutive year, Algerian television has decided to broadcast its own productions during Ramadan rather than buying foreign programmes. Tewfik Khelladi, EPTV’s Director General, announced that 18 home-grown programmes will be broadcast during Ramadan 2018, with a budget of 250 million Algerian dinars (about 1.8 million euros). To produce that many programmes while …

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