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Youngest Media launches operations in France with prodco Deeply Superficial

London-headquartered studio Youngest Media has partnered with French production house Deeply Superficial to launch its new operation, Youngest Media France. The news comes just a few months after the company expanded ...
October 7, 2019

London-headquartered studio Youngest Media has partnered with French production house Deeply Superficial to launch its new operation, Youngest Media France.

The news comes just a few months after the company expanded into Germany with the commission of its latest format Battle of the Bands (working title), which debuts in 2020 on RTL II.

Youngest Media France will focus on bringing the company’s formats to local audiences across TV, digital video and apps. Its dating format Game of Clones launched on the French channel NRJ12 last year.

The studio will also collaborate with Deeply Superficial, launched in 2018 by former Shine France founder and CEO Thierry Lachkar, to launch new shows for the French and international marketplace. Deeply Superficial has developed a slate of scripted and unscripted projects since its launch.

Youngest Media was founded in 2016 by former Endemol Shine UK executives David Flynn (pictured right) and Lucas Church (left). Its series include the format Small Fortune, which launched on ITV and recently sold to NBC in the U.S., and docu-reality show HouseShare, soon to be launched on BBC3.

“Youngest Media was set up to be globally facing from day one and, with this latest launch, we now have on-the-ground presence in three of the world’s major markets, in addition to the growing reach of our international formats,” Church and Flynn said in a statement.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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