I got my hands on a prototype for the German TV channel “Deutschlandfunk” back in the spring of 2016.
As you might expect, the show was an exercise in over-the-top production, as it featured a plethora of ridiculous jokes.
But while it was a big deal for me, it was not for the people watching the show.
That was the case for the French audience, who got a few days of programming and the chance to get some laughs along the way.
The show’s first season was a success for the channel, but it wasn’t the best for its audience, whose ratings for the series were quite low.
I have some sympathy for the fans of Deutschland funk, but that wasn’t a case of bad marketing and poor execution.
It was a marketing failure.
I was looking for something that would do what Deutschlands show does best: make people laugh, but also make them want to see more.
I decided to create a show that would cater to the French public, who were in the minority in their media consumption, and the idea was born.
As a French-speaking person who loves watching the world’s best French TV, I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if the channel turned into a French reality TV show?
The answer was a show about an entire continent.
This is the story of the show that is French television.