Luc Besson's EuropaCorp saw net profits rise 35% to E9.4 million ($13 million) for financial year 2008-09 as its movie franchises -- most notably "Transporter" -- and boffo sales to Gallic television…
Gallic telco giant France Telecom-Orange is to launch a video-on-demand website called Welles.
Canal Plus is thinking outside the box. The Gallic giant will launch a half-price premium pay TV offer, called Canal Plus Week-End, running Friday to Sunday night.
A rights collection org repping indie Gallic record labels has filed a lawsuit accusing YouTube of copyright infringement.
France's TF1 Group has tapped RTL exec Axel Duroux as director general.
Denis Rovira's "Worms," Ivan Sainz Pardo's "Therapy" and Andoni de Carlos Yaza's "Una noche cualquiera" are three of the standouts at Paris' New Spanish Fantasy Film Meeting.
France's Canal Plus Group is expanding beyond Europe and French-speaking Africa into Asia, inking a joint satellite TV venture with Vietnamese public broadcaster VTV.
Suddenly, but decisively, Europe is embracing 3-D. Opening with Pixar's "Up," Cannes underscored Europe's newfound 3-D faith. "Cannes was the defining 3-D moment. It was all about 3-D," says Erik…
BeeTV, a personalized, electronic multiplatform programming guide that touts itself as a new way to watch television, has pulled down $8 million from Italian venture capital fund Innogest.
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta Communications are partnering to launch Paris Studios, France's first modern, mega movie studio.
A Gallic court reduced President Nicolas Sarkozy's antipiracy law to a toothless tiger on Wednesday.