Lagardère Entertainment again takes the lead in comedy and drama producer rankings

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Paris, September 12, 2014

According to the magazine Ecran Total, Lagardère Entertainment took a clear lead in the ranking of comedy and drama producers with over 78 hours of new programming aired on TF1, France 2, France 3, Arte, M6, Canal+ and OCS.

Six companies – GMT Productions, DEMD Productions, Merlin Productions, Ango Productions, Image & Compagnie and Aubes Productions – have again lifted the Group into first place thanks to a number of iconic series, in particular:

  • Famille d’Accueil (12 x 52 min. – France 3) and Boulevard du Palais (6 x 90 min. – France 2) produced by GMT.
  • Joséphine Ange Gardien (5 x 90 min. – TF1) and Caïn (8 x 52 min. – France 2) by DEMD.
  • Mafiosa (8 x 52 min. – Canal+) by Image & Compagnie.
  • Clem by Merlin Productions (5 x 90 min. – on TF1).
  • Nos Chers Voisins, during prime time on TF1, by Ango and Aubes Productions.

Also noteworthy in this ranking is the audience record of 8.3 million viewers for Ce soir, je vais tuer l’assassin de mon fils (GMT Productions, in third place among the top five producers), broadcast Monday 31 March 2014 on TF1.

*Source: Ecran Total, 10-16 September 2014.

Press contacts:

Virginie Lafleur - + 33 (0)1 40 74 78 02 - vlafleur@lagardere.fr 

About Lagardère Entertainment:
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Entertainment, a Lagardère Active company, handles all of the Lagardère group’s audiovisual production activities.
Today, Lagardère Entertainment is France's largest producer of TV drama and comedy programmes and unscripted programming. Its production units include GMT, DEMD, De Père en Fils, Image & Compagnie, Merlin, Aubes, Ango and Kelija for French drama and comedy programmes; Atlantique Productions for international productions; Tempora Prod, Maximal, Carson, 909 Productions/Add-On Factory, Angel, Electron Libre, Réservoir Prod and Telmondis Productions for unscripted programming; and Lagardère Entertainment Rights (LER), Telmondis Distribution and Editions Musicales François 1er for distribution and rights involving artistic content. Lagardère Entertainment is now a major player in the production and management of artistic content. Its flagship programmes include Joséphine Ange Gardien, C dans l’Air, Nos Chers Voisins, Mafiosa, Borgia, Jo, Clem, Céline Dion le Grand Show, Pep’s, Toute une Histoire, Les Chansons d’Abord, Caïn, The Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, PolitiqueS, The Concert for Tolerance, C Politique, Recherche Appartement ou Maison, Boulevard du Palais, Famille d’Accueil, Le Concert de Paris, L’Ile des Vérités, In Ze Boite, Maison à Vendre and Transporter: The Series.

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