PARIS -- Tom Fontana's Renaissance-set drama series "Borgia" has been greenlit for a second season of 12 hourlongs, budgeted at €30 million ($39.7 million) -- $6.6 million more than the first season.
PARIS -- French paybox Canal Plus has ordered the first season of Haut et Court-produced fantasy drama series "Les Revenants," a €11.4 million ($15 million) skein with strong international potential.
Paybox Canal Plus Spain has taken a co-production stake in international crime miniseries "Falcon."
Vivendi's Canal Plus Group has finalized the merger of its Cyfra Plus Polish satcaster with rival pay TV platform n, owned by Polish TV operator TVN.
Tom Fontana's edgy costume drama "Borgia" beat all-time record ratings on Gaul's Canal Plus when the first two episodes bowed in primetime on Monday.
France's Canal Plus, BBC Worldwide and director-producer Sam Mendes ("Bond 23," "American Beauty") are teaming to produce TV series "Grand Hotel."
After scoring top ratings with two French crime dramas, "Braquo" and "Pigalle," Canal Plus is switching gears and going for English-language epic, fantasy and period series.
Canal Plus Belgique, the French-language division of Canal Plus' Belgian paybox sold last year by Vivendi Universal, will be relaunched in October as BeTV by new owners Dificom.