Fledgling French cultural network Museum has agreed a programming deal with US distribution outfit BidSlate.
Museum, a terrestrial network serving France and other French-speaking countries with fine arts programming, has acquired shows including Colin Day’s doc Saving Banksy and short factual show Blue Like Me, about Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin.
Sebastien Meyssan, Museum’s general manager, said the channel aimed to become a “reference” point for art fans “while appealing to a large audience through a fun and accessible tone.”
The network, available via pay service Canal+, claims to be the first channel entirely dedicated to visual arts and launched in France in April.
The transaction was completed via BidSlate, which allows TV and film properties to be bought and sold online. It was launched in October and is headed by co-founder and president Roland Rojas.