France 4

France
MIPCOM
Tiphaine
de Raguenel
Directrice de l'Antenne et des Programmes de France 4 Directrice des Activités Jeunesse
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Genres Kids & Teens | Animation | Docs & Factual | Drama
Company Description France 4 is part of France Télévisions, the French public national television broadcaster.
Previously named "Festival" (till 2005), and specialising in theatre, opera and French-language, and other European-originated drama, France 4 is now a channel for young adults.
The channel has been recently re-positioned, with children being the target audience for daytime (6.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.), while the evening programmes should reach young people born after 2000 and young adults.
France 4 also hosts a platform for creative web content : Studio 4.0. www.france4.fr/studio-4-0/).
Looking for - action adventure shows (super heroes),
- very innovative shows.
- documentaries for prime time (soap documentaries)
- series: many episodes: fantastic, suspense
- animation series, 7’, 11’, 30’
- feature-length specials,
- new formats
Policy & Volume of Acquisition 3,600 hours of youth programmes broadcast per year.

Strong children's programmes brands, like "Les Zouzous" (3 to 6 years old) and "Ludo" (6+).

40% of the animation programmes are acquired; 20% of the young audiences programmes.
Audience Children, teenagers, young adults
Prices For documentaries: EUR 40-45,000 /hour when commissioning. Acquisitions: maximum EUR 10,000
For animation: 25-30% of the total budget when commissioning, but French partner needed - Acquisitions: EUR 4,000 to 8,000/hour.
Licence 4-6 years - all media including streaming
Updated post-Mipcom 2014