Canal licenses two drama series on pay TV from BVITV

MUMBAI: Canal, the French broadcaster has lincensed the new US network drama series Desperate Housewives and Kevin Hill on pay TV from Buena Vista International Television (BVITV).

The announcement was made by BVITV, vice-president and sales of EMEA, Alison Homewood and Canal Group head of acquisitions Nathalie at MIPCOM.

Homewood said: "New dramas like ‘Desperate Housewives‘ and ‘Kevin Hill‘ have attracted international attention right from their launch at the LA Screenings this year, so we are delighted to be announcing their sale in France, where the quality of the writing, production and cast is sure to appeal to a wide range of viewers."

Desperate Housewives, drama starring Teri Hatcher is a one hour drama will be the dark, comedic Desperate Housewives, a witty, dark look at suburbia, the series follows the truth behind the apparent domestic bliss of a group of wives, narrated through the eyes of Mary Alice, a deceased former resident of their upmarket suburb. From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice can now uncover the real secrets behind the closed doors of her friends and family, states the official release.

The creator and executive producer of Desperate Housewives is Marc Cherry and Michael Edelstein and Tom Spezialy are co-executive producers. Charles Pratt Jr. is consulting producer.

Kevin Hill is a drama starring Taye Diggs stars as a young attorney who gives up his playboy lifestyle to raise his ten-month old niece after his cousin dies unexpectedly. Landing a new job at a small, female driven law firm, Kevin slowly adjusts to being an instant Dad. The series is a production of Touchstone Television in association with Icon Productions. Bruce Davey and Alex Taub are executive producers and Jorge A. Reyes is co-executive producer and writer.

Both series have recently begun airing in the US, Desperate Housewives on the ABC Television Network and ‘Kevin Hill‘ on UPN. For BVITV, this agreement was negotiated by vice president, sales, French-speaking Europe Florent Gaignault, informs the company release.

Drouaire added: "In keeping with its policy of acquiring exclusive, innovative and creative series, Canal is extremely proud to announce two soon-to-be aired new series : the touching "Kevin Hill" and "Desperate Housewives" a drama which very original writing and terrific cast make for an inspired tale of suburbia "faux" bliss you are not about to forget!"

Latest Reads

MIPCOM 2016 sets new records

CANNES: Record attendances at MIPJunior and MIPCOM, more World Premiere TV and International Screenings than ever, a remarkable Japan Country of Honour programme, a Personality of the Year, Shonda Rhimes, who packed delegates into her keynote interview and a tour de force opening keynote from Sony...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
BidSlate offers film buyers, content-owners negotiation platform

What if filmmakers didn’t have to rely solely on film markets and sales agents to sell content? And international film buyers had continuous access to a 24/7 international marketplace populated by an ever-growing catalog of content?

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
Two popular BMX content creators join XTreme video multi-platform network

XTreme Video, the leading Multi-Platform Network (MPN) for extreme athletes and creators with over 200 million views each month and more than 50 million social followers, today announced the addition of two of YouTube’s top BMX creators, KinkBMX and Boqer123, to the XTreme Video network. Heading...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
INsight-Flare to produce reality competition 'The Line'

INsight TV has commissioned yet another new original format in Ultra HD, partnering with Flare Media to produce the reality competition The Line.

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
FremantleMedia brings 'Familiar Taste' to MIPCOM

FremantleMedia is bringing a brand new title to MIPCOM 2016, which promises to leave viewers feeling warm inside. Familiar Taste sees well-known faces thanking those people who have had a major impact on their lives by sharing with them a surprise meal they have cooked themselves.

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
MIPCOM: Beta Film delivers interactive TV-event 'The Verdict' throughout Europe

The interactive TV-event The Verdict continues its roll-out throughout Europe and will be simultaneously broadcast in six countries with additional territories to follow. The MOOVIE production by Oliver Berben (“Shades of Guilt”, “Hotel Adlon – A Family Saga”) will be screened in Germany, Austria,...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
'Inside the Masters of Dirt' on INsight TV to have non-scripted reality series in ultra-HD

INsight TV has commissioned a new, non-scripted reality series Inside the Masters of Dirt with XTreme Video, which follows the crew that produces the popular freestyle motocross arena show of the same name. Featuring fearless leaders in extreme motorsports, XTreme Video will be the first to present...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
MIPCOM: Cyber Group Studios signs deals with broadcasters, digital platforms

On the heels of MIPCOM Junior, Paris-based producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios continues to establish a strong presence worldwide by signing new agreements with buyers including major broadcasters and digital platforms for more than ten series of its catalogue. Deals cover players such as...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom
Bloomberg Media Distribution signs Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, El Financiero, STAT as partners

Bloomberg Media Distribution today announced a partnership with a raft of premium publishers to provide business, technology, entertainment, music, lifestyle and health news to global audiences. Launched at MIPCOM, Bloomberg Media Distribution will distribute The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, El...

Specials Event Coverage Mipcom

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories