Canal+ names StudioCanal chief Marsh as deputy CEO

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 in […]

Sky picks up Studiocanal movies in new distribution deal

Sky has announced a distribution deal with Vivendi-owned Studiocanal to bring a range of new and classic films to Sky and Now TV customers. The deal will see Studiocanal’s titles scheduled for release from January 2021 brought to Sky Cinema and Now TV after their theatrical release. Upcoming titles include the Claire Foy starring The […]

Europa+ launches in LATAM combining content from across continent

US-based media company Castalia Communications and Mexican investment fund Innokap have announced the launch of a new OTT service Europa+. The SVOD will bring popular TV programming from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and other European countries to audiences in Latin America and the Caribbean. Predominantly targeted at European ex-pats and “lovers of European content […]

StudioCanal announces deployment of Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking

In an effort to protect its international content distribution from piracy, StudioCanal has turned to Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking technology, it has been announced. The watermarking technology has been deployed into StudioCanal’s distribution platform through the integration of NexGuard into transcoders. It allows StudioCanal to embed watermarks into pre-release content ahead of distribution. “The addition […]

Vivendi units team up with Red Bull production outfit

Vivendi’s production arm Studiocanal and sister company Universal Music Group has formed a co-development partnership with Red Bull-owned Terra Mater Film Studios (The Ivory Game, Mindgamers) as the first step in a global initiative by Vivendi and Red Biull to maximise the value of their combined assets. Projects developed from the deal, which was announced […]

Vivendi and Canal+ up investment in cinema, new Studiocanal chief

Vivendi and Canal+ have committed are to acquire a minority stake in France’s Mars Film and have named Didier Lupfer as president of the group’s film studio, Studiocanal. Vivendi is to take a 30% stake in Mars Film, a leading French producer and distributor of movies. Stéphane Célérier, president of Mars Film, will become vice-president […]

StudioCanal ups Buet to deputy CEO role

France-based StudioCanal has appointed the head of its German division, Rodolphe Buet, as its deputy CEO. Buet has been CEO of StudioCanal Germany since 2012. He is now moving up and will be replaced by his deputy, Kalle Friz, who moves up from COO. Both changes take affect on March 1, with Buet reporting into […]

Amazon Prime Instant Video strikes deal with Studiocanal

Amazon Prime Instant Video has struck a deal with Studiocanal to add a range of the latter’s content to its programming line-up in the UK and Germany.  Prime Instant Video will get the exclusive first-run pay TV rights to all Studiocanal theatrical titles in the UK and Germany, including upcoming titles Paddington and Shaun the […]

ProSiebenSat.1 Group extends Studiocanal deal

ProSiebenSat.1 Group has extended its contract with Studiocanal Germany, giving it exclusive free TV rights to productions from US film studio Lionsgate for the production period 2015 to 2017.  The rights apply to ProSiebenSat.1’s free TV stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the deal also includes second pay TV and video-on-demand licenses. Future content […]

ProSiebenSat.1 strikes deal for Lionsgate movies

ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up free-to-air TV rights and second and basic pay TV windows and video-on-demand rights to a raft of upcoming Lionsgate movies including the third and fourth instalments of The Hunger Games franchise. ProSieben has German and Austrian free TV rights to Lionsgate’s movies in Germany and Austria. The German free-to-air broadcast group […]