H2O Productions was founded by media personality Cyril Hanouna, well-known in France as a comedian, TV and radio host.
H2O’s flagship production is the daily live hit Touche pas à mon poste, known internationally as It’s Only TV, now established as the most popular panel show in France. The humorous, self-reflective and satirical show holds a daily slot on the DTT channel C8, where viewing numbers grew weekly since its launch, becoming a flagship show for the channel. It’s Only TV is also very successful when broadcasted monthly as a Prime Time Format and has been adapted in Lebanon and Italy.
The company is well known for its abundant creativity in studio-based entertainment shows, with a long list of proven hits in daily and prime time slots as well as a wide range of creations: The Big Wishaway, Ultimate Star Quiz, Battle ZIK … The company has also produced third-party formats including Sooner or Later or Broren Til.
Cyril is one of the biggest new sensations of the French media, the presenter of hugely popular radio and television shows. Cyril originally planned to follow his father into a career in medicine, but was lured by the world of television, entering a number of game shows as a young man. This led to a job at the cable channel Comédie!, where he wrote trailer texts and worked as a props man.
Cyril’s first independent success was as the co-writer of comedy series Sur la vie d’ma mère, which aired in 1999 on France 2. This led to a job back at Comédie! as presenter of two seasons of comedy show La Grosse Emission. In the last decade, Cyril has emerged as one of the most popular personalities in France, appearing as a host and panelist on numerous magazine, talent and game shows. His biggest success to date is the hugely successful media panel show Touche Pas à mon Poste, which is one of the biggest programmes ever on a French DTT channel, produced via his company H2O.
In addition, Cyril is a successful radio host, currently with a daily show on Europe 1.