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.