Munich, April 30, 2009. Germany’s leading science-tainment TV magazine “Galileo” will soon be airing in France. SevenOne International has sold the ProSieben program to the French digital station TMC. Starting on May 16, the TV magazine will be broadcast every Saturday at 5.50 p.m. under its original title “Galileo”. The French version (produced by Elephant & Cie) will be hosted by wellknown TV host and popular weather presenter Sébastien Folin.
Jens Richter, Managing Director of SevenOne International: “‘Galileo’ has already proved to be of huge potential on the international screens. On Germany’s ProSieben, the TV magazine has turned into a very successful brand in no time and is the leading sciencetainment magazine. We are eager to see ‘Galileo’ win over French viewers just as quickly and look forward to having many of them watch and wonder!”
Thierry Bizot, Producer at Elephant & Cie: “’Galileo’ combines everything a captivating TV show needs: It is both entertaining and instructive and has captured TV audiences worldwide. We are proud to be producing the French version on behalf on TMC with one of France’s most popular TV presenters, Sébastien Folin.”
Debuting on German broadcaster ProSieben in 1998, “Galileo” is a firstrate sciencetainment program that explains common, technical and scientific phenomena in an exciting, entertaining and understandable way. The TV magazine airs in seven countries, including a daily magazine on Russian TV station CTC.