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MIPTV 2012: TF1 acquires “Jersey Shore,” options format

Viacom International Media Networks has reached an agreement with French national broadcaster TF1 to air MTV series Jersey Shore on its DTT channel NT1, with the broadcaster also optioning the format rights to the show.
April 2, 2012

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has reached an agreement with French national broadcaster TF1 to air MTV series Jersey Shore on its DTT channel NT1, starting later this month.

NT1 has also optioned the format rights to the show, granting it the right to adapt and localize the series for broadcast across France and its territories.

Jersey Shore is a true cultural phenomenon and its incredible global success once again demonstrates MTV’s unique ability to pioneer innovative programming for young people,” said Caroline Beaton, VIMN’s senior VP of international program sales.

“With consistently strong ratings success across MTV channels around the world, and a clear connection with young audiences, I’m confident that the series will be just as successful for our third party broadcast partners.”

In addition, VIMN has inked Jersey Shore finished series deals with Musique Plus in Canada, Telenica in Nicaragua, and TV5 in Finland through three separate new agreements.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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