Cyril Hanouna's company threatens TF1 with legal action for plagiarism 4

Cyril Hanouna unearthed the hatchet with Camille Combal – © PIERRE-OLIVIER / C8

When he turned on his TV set on December 26, Cyril Hanouna probably put an end to the Christmas spirit. That day, TF1 was broadcasting The Great Incruste, a show between sketches and parodies embodied by Camille Combal. The facilitator became in turn a candidate for Questions for a champion, a buyer ofCase Concluded or a columnist of Estelle’s team.

If the show made five million viewers laugh, the atmosphere was not good at H2O Productions that evening. According to Public, the company founded by Cyril Hanouna even decided to threaten TF1 with legal action. Information confirmed by the production company to our colleagues from Puremedia. “It’s really Cyril’s idea to get embedded in fictions or TV games. He was already doing it on France 4 with a columnist called Yann Stotz. Camille then did it with us for years, ”explains H2O.

“It’s normal to start an action”

For six years, Camille Combal has written hundreds of columns in Do not touch My TV. In the show of C8, the host was already typing the encrusted in advertisements, clips or broadcasts or even behind the window of the office of the President of the Republic at the Elysee Palace, a sequence that he actually reproduced for its premium on TF1.

“It would have been easier than either Camille or the production, calls Cyril to talk to him about this parody bonus. By discovering elements in a trailer that are almost identical, everyone would have reacted in this way and it is normal to start an action. If there had been an exchange between them and us, there would have been no action behind ”, concludes Cyril Hanouna’s production company in Puremedias. Proof that TV is not just TV.



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