La Situation: Jersey Shore lands in France

Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 03-04-2012

French national broadcaster and long-time Viacom partner TF1 is bringing J-Woww, Snookie, the Situation and the rest of the cast of Jersey Shore to France.
It will air on TF1 Group’s DTT channel, NT1, which has also acquired the format option granting them the rights to adapt and localise the series for broadcast across France and its territories.
"Jersey Shore is a true cultural phenomenon and its incredible global success once again demonstrates MTV’s unique ability to pioneer innovative programming for young people," Caroline Beaton, senior vice president for international programme sales at Viacom. "With consistently strong ratings success across MTV channels around the world, and a clear connection with young audiences, I’m confident that the series will be just as successful for our third-party broadcast partners."
Since debuting in 2009, Jersey Shore is now seen in 150+ territories around the world via MTV’s network of 60 international channels. The show is the No. 1 rating series in several countries, including Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, the U.K. and the US.
In addition, Viacom has inked Jersey Shore finished series deals with French-language Musique Plus (Canada), Telenica (Nicaragua) and TV5 (Finland) through three separate brand new agreements.