Archive for September, 2008

TRUE PULP MURDER broadcast in France

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

The French network Planete has launched the Canadian program “True Pulp Murder” (13 x 30′). The program is now broadcast every Wednesday in prime-time.

This crime series is produced by Make Believe Media Inc (Lynn Booth) for Canadian networks Global, Court TV, and Mystery.

“MPU” (=”Vermist”) sold to M6 / First Belgian police series EVER sold to France !

Friday, September 19th, 2008

CRAZY COW has inked a license agreement with the French private channel M6, which has acquired the rights to “MPU-Missing Persons Unit’ (original Belgian title = “Vermist”) , the EYEWORKS police series about five members of the Missings Persons Task Force investigating mysterious disappearances. 

“MPU” is the first Belgian police series EVER sold in France !!!

Michel Daemen – CRAZY COW, commented : “We are thrilled to announce this deal with M6. We had strong interest from several big French networks (a.o. TF1, Canal+, France 2,..) and received the best offer and best slot from M6. The series corresponds to the requirements of an edgy network like M6– it is an attractive action series, with a good script, attractive and excellent  actors. We are convinced that “MPU” will be as successfull in France as in Belgium.”

M6 (part of RTL Group) is, after TF1, the biggest commercial network in France. M6 broadcast the best American series (”Desperate housewives”, “Prison Break”, “NCIS”, “The 4400), entertainment (French “Idol”), magazines and movies. 

M6 bought directly the movie (1 x 90′) , SEASON 1 (9 x 50′) and also SEASON 2 (10 X 50′ /shooting now). The series will be dubbed in French and broadcast in a few months in prime-time or second prime-time on M6.

Ricus Jansegers, CEO of SBS Belgium (Networks VT4 and VijftV), added : “. “We are very happy to see that our efforts to produce high quality drama are now recognized by key players of the international market. This deal in France opens many possibilities for the international future of the series. We believe for 100% in the high potential of “MPU” and that’s the reason why we are shooting now already a second Season !”.

“MPU” was already sold to Czech Republic, and several countries are also interested in the police series. CRAZY COW will announce new deals for “MPU” in the next weeks. 


 

CRAZY COW inks distribution deal with French production company Project Images

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

CRAZY COW has inked a deal with French production company Project Images Films for the distribution of the REMAKE rights (=scripted format) of the youth series “VICE VERSA” (26 x 26′) and “DEJA VU″ (26 x 26′).

Both series are broadcast on FRANCE 2 with huge ratings on teen audiences.

CRAZY COW will launch “VICE VERSA” and “DEJA VU″ at Mipcom.

Successful launch for Season 3 of “Vanished-Spoorloos Verdwenen” in the Netherlands

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Season 3 of the Dutch police series “Vanished” (”Spoorloos Verdwenen”) launched yesterday (Thursday September 4)  in prime-time on the Dutch Tv-station NEDERLAND 1.

Almost 1 million viewers (957 000 viewers : 16,2% Market Share) followed the specialized police team, fully commited in tracking down people who have been reported missing!  

Season 4 of CITY DISTRICT starts today on VTM

Monday, September 1st, 2008

VTM, the leading commercial TV channel in Belgium, starts today with the broadcasting of the 4th Season of the Belgian police series “CITY DISTRICT” (= “ZONE STAD” / 52 x 50′).

CITY DISTRICT is set in Antwerp and its authenticity distinguishes it from other police series. Not a single case, but various stories interwoven. A touch of “real life”, with police working on several cases at the same time, failing to solve crimes in the twinkling of an eye and sometimes even throwing the towel into the ring.