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LE RIGHTS: Strategy for Diversifying Catalogue with ‘The Island of Truth’ Winning Format


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Paris, September 25, 2013

LER, Lagardère Entertainment’s audiovisual distribution branch headed by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, has begun diversifying its catalogue with the distribution of the emotainment reality series format of ‘the island of truth’, produced by 909 productions and broadcast on NRJ12.

The 3rd season, now airing, has reached record-highs, placing the network in the lead on TNT as well as in audience shares among women purchase decision-makers under 50.

The broadcasts are creating a huge buzz on social networks like Twitter, where the show has the 3rd highest number of tweets per week, and Facebook, where it has over 70,000 fans.

LER has begun negotiations to adapt the format in Scandinavia, Mexico and Canada.

LER also takes care of distribution for other successful formats such as:

  • Dear neighbours (Ango productions, Aubes productions/TF1)
  • so‘ (My Box Productions, Canal +)
  • Pep‘ (Ango Productions, TF1)
  • The wrinkled minute‘ (Bakea productions, LM productions, Arte) – recently winner of the award for Best Short Program at the Festival de la Rochelle.


Virginie Lafleur - + 33 (0)1 41 34 78 02 -

Marie-Hélène Briand - + 33 (0)1 40 74 76 87 -

About Lagardère Entertainment Rights:
Lagardère Entertainment Rights - the Lagardère Entertainment distribution arm - managed by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, is one of Europe's largest distributors of television programs. LER's catalogue of 7,000 hours spans every genre: fiction (‘Transporter - The Series', ‘Dear Neighbours', ‘Josephine Guardian Angel, ‘Justice Street, ‘Un Gars, une Fille'); documentary (‘Life Before Life, ‘Les Nouveaux Explorateurs, ‘the Cousteau catalogue'); animation (‘Xiaolin Chronicles', ‘Mini-Wolf', ‘Scary Larry'); and feature films (‘Cyrano de Bergerac', ‘The Horseman on the Roof, ‘Evening Dress').

About 909 productions:
Established in 2001 and run by Frédéric Joly, 909 productions is today focusing on three development areas: unscripted programs (entertainment, reality-TV, magazine shows, kids programs), documentaries (history, society), and corporate films (company-specific content). In 2011, 909 productions produced programs for major broadcasting groups such as NRJ, Canal +, TF1, France Télévisions, Disney, and, among other things: "L'île des vérités (NRJ 12)", "Génération Mannequin (NRJ 12)", "Caïds Story (Planète+)", "Tendances Ô (France Ô)", "ILS (Stylia)", "Green trip (Ushuaïa TV)", "J'ai un Rêve (Equidia)", "Si Près De Chez Vous (France 3 / 13ème rue)", "Génération Sport (Gulli)", "ProXD (DisneyXD)"...

About Lagardère Entertainment:
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Entertainment (Lagardère Active company) manages all of the Lagardère group's film and television production. Lagardère Entertainment is France's leading film and television producer (fiction, entertainment programming, animation) with GMT, DEMD, Image & Compagnie, Merlin, Aubes, and Ango for productions in French; Atlantique and Genao Productions for international productions; Maximal, Carson, Angel, 909 Productions, Electron Libre, Telmondis Productions, Léo Vision, Add-On Factory and for non-scripted programming; and Lagardère Entertainment Rights, Telmondis Distribution, and les Editions Musicales François 1er for rights and distribution. Lagardère Entertainment is now a major player in the production and management of artistic content. Its leading programs include Julie Lescaut, Josephine Guardian Angel, C Dans l'Air, Nos Chers Voisins, Mafiosa, Borgia, Jo, Clem, Simplement pour un soir, Céline Dion le grand show, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, PolitiqueS, the Concert pour la Tolérance, C Politique, Flics, Foster Family, Fish'n Chips and the series The Transporter.

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