Discovery Networks Europe is partnering with Italy's Mediatrade to co-produce seven hourlong documentaries.
National Geographic and the BBC are set to co-produce the blue-chip docu "Great Natural Wonders of the World," which is to be presented by David Attenborough.
After 34 years at Reed Midem, the past 12 of them at the helm, CEO Xavier Roy is preparing his succession with the forthcoming appointment of a managing director, he told Daily Variety on Wednesday.
Expanding its presence in the international broadcasting market, MGM is establishing a 24-hour digital branded movie channel in New Zealand.
Reality formats are once again hot on the Croisette.
Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume are set to star in the 35 million franc ($4.8 million) "Honor Thy Father," a feature film about a complex father-son relationship.
Lions Gate Intl. has inked a pre-sale for the two-part actioner "Superfire" to German commercial web ProSieben.
Buena Vista Intl. Television has sold "Wingspan," the feature length doc on Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career, to the U.K.'s Channel 4.
The budget for French TV production rose 13% to 7.6 billion francs ($1.03 billion) in 2000, with a total 3,892 hours made, the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC) said at Mip.
Germany's newly founded international program market, the Cologne Screenings, will take place June 24-27.