Radio-Canada partners with France Televisions Distribution

Radio-Canada has signed a two-year content sharing agreement with the distribution arm of France's public service broadcaster.
October 21, 2011

Radio-Canada and France Télévisions Distribution (FTD) have announced a reciprocal agreement giving one another access to distribute one another’s educational catalogs.

Under the two-year agreement, announced Thursday, the French public broadcaster’s sales arm is authorized to distribute Radio-Canada’s documentaries and news reports in Europe, French-speaking Africa, and 15 former Soviet republics now known as the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Radio-Canada, in turn, will have more than 30 hours of FTD-distributed  programming on TOU.TV, its VOD platform.  This means Canadian viewers will have online access to Thalassa, a doc series about the sea-related topics such as fishing and yachting, and the Marilyn Monroe documentary Marilyn: Derniéres Séances (pictured), by Patrick Jeudy, based on Michel Schneider’s bestseller.

“Radio-Canada is pleased to be able to draw on France Télévisions Distribution’s expertise and international presence to expand the audience for Canadian productions,” Robert Trempe, senior executive director of the CBC/Radio-Canada French Services Revenue Group, said in a statement.

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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 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.