PARAMOUNT GLOBAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION AND TF1 ANNOUNCE LICENSING DEAL TO BRING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES “ELSBETH” TO FRENCH AUDIENCES
October 16, 2023
PARAMOUNT GLOBAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION AND TF1 ANNOUNCE LICENSING DEAL TO BRING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES “ELSBETH”
TO FRENCH AUDIENCES
LOS ANGELES, CA and CANNES, FRANCE - Paramount Global Content Distribution announced today out of MIPCOM that they have licensed the highly anticipated CBS Studios series ELSBETH to TF1 in France. Based on the popular character featured in THE GOOD WIFE and THE GOOD FIGHT and starring Emmy® Award winner Carrie Preston, the series has been highly sought after in the French territory and this agreement will provide TF1 viewers exclusive access to the series in the market.
ELSBETH stars Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. After leaving her successful legal career in Chicago to tackle a new investigative role in New York City, Elsbeth finds herself jockeying with the toast of the NYPD, Captain C.W. Wagner (Wendell Pierce), a charismatic and revered leader. Working alongside Elsbeth is Officer Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), a stoic and ethical officer who quickly develops an appreciation for Elsbeth’s insightful and offbeat ways.
“We are thrilled to work with TF1 to bring ELSBETH to the French audience,” said Catherine Molinier, Vice President, Client Relations, Paramount Global Content Distribution. “This series is an example of the innovative and excellent storytelling that CBS Studios produces, and we are confident that TF1 will provide an exceptional home for the series’ future success in France.”
“TF1 is delighted to welcome this new series, driven by the talent of the amazing Carrie Preston. Elsbeth is a series created around a strong, charismatic character, just as we like them at TF1,” says Sophie Leveaux, Artistic Director of Acquisitions & International Drama Development, TF1. “The recognized expertise of the producers has made THE GOOD WIFE universe a TV series loved by audiences and Elsbeth will be a great asset to TF1's programming.”
Produced by CBS Studios, ELSBETH is executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Liz Glotzer and Jonathan Tolins.
The deal marks an exciting occasion for Paramount Global Content Distribution as they continue the expansion of the THE GOOD WIFE universe and reach global audiences.
About Paramount Global Content Distribution
Paramount Global Content Distribution is the leading distributor of premium content across multiple media platforms throughout the global marketplace. The division's portfolio is comprised of some of the world's most recognized brands, including feature films and television programs from Paramount Pictures, Republic Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures, CBS News, SHOWTIME Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV Entertainment Studios, Miramax and third-party partners. The division also has the largest distributed library of series and film titles, including global franchises such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "NCIS," "Star Trek," "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Transformers," "Mission: Impossible," and more. In addition, the division licenses a diverse lineup of scripted and unscripted formats for local production and international co-productions. Paramount Global Content Distribution is a division of Paramount.
TF1 Group is a major player in the production, publication and distribution of content.
Our operations are split between two divisions:
The Media division is home to our free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films, LCI), our theme channels (Ushuaia TV, Histoire TV, TV Breizh, Série Club), our on-demand content platforms (MYTF1, TFOU MAX), and the TF1 PUB advertising airtime sales house. We also operate in music production and live shows with Muzeek One.
The Production division, with Newen Studios, is home to 40 creative companies and labels in France and abroad. The division creates and distributes programmes across all genres and for all media industry players, from publicservice and private-sector broadcasters to online platforms.
TF1 Group has operations in around 10 countries and employed 2,810 people as of 31 December 2022. In 2022, the Group generated revenue of €2,508m (Euronext Paris, compartment A: ISIN FR0000054900).
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TF1 Press Contact:
Stephane Dubois - SDUBOIS@tf1.fr