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While other Gallic TV operators are cutting back, paybox giant Canal Plus Group is ramping up original programming.
The Vivendi-owned feevee is rapidly becoming France's nearest equivalent to HBO or Showtime Stateside.
Canal Plus has dallied with fiction: It pioneered local sitcoms with hospital-set "H," starring Jamel Debouze, in 1998. But it's best known for primetime yakkers such as "Nulle part ailleurs."
Now it's pushing into event programming.
Former HBO chief exec Chris Albrecht is exec producing "The Borgias," a 12-part series Tom Fontana is writing, for Canal Plus and Lagardere Entertainment.