Mediawan Buys EuropaCorp’s French TV Business


Mediawan has moved in to acquire Storia Television, the company created to take over EuropaCorp’s TV business excluding U.S. series, along with two other production assets in France.

EuropaCorp’s TV business (excluding U.S. series) has a track record of successes in France and internationally, including XIII, No Limit, Les Bleus and Taxi Brooklyn. Mediawan is also in exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition of a majority stake in the Makever group, one of France’s leading producers with franchises such as Captain Sharif, Kaboul Kitchen and The Red Band Society. It is also looking to acquire 60 percent of Mon Voisin Productions, created by Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller.

Pierre-Antoine Capton, Mediawan’s chairman of the board, said: “These strategic investments in EuropaCorp TV, Makever and Mon Voisin Productions would be another milestone in the implementation of Mediawan’s strategy. With an extensive offering of premium content combining fiction, animated content and documentaries, Mediawan is in the best position possible to meet the substantial market demand. We have, in France and across Europe, a unique expertise in terms of audiovisual content creation, and are very proud to support these teams with their international development and to be partner with the best creative talents of the market: producers, directors, authors and actors.”