Salto arrives on digital-terrestrial platform

Salto, the streaming JV between French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 and  public broadcaster France Télévisions, has arrived on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform.

The launch of the service to connected digital-terrestrial screens using the HbbTV standard follows approval of the move by regulator the CSA. The watchdog approved Salto’s arrival on DTT for a provisional six month trial period.

Franco-German culture channel Arte had previously launched via HbbTV on the platform after securing approval.

Would-be subscribers to Salto cannot yet sign up direct from their TV sets however. They need to subscribe to the €6.99 a month service via the web or smarthphone.

Separately, commercial broadcaster TF1 has finalised the sales of its games units TF1 Games and Dujardin to Jumbodiset.

The two units were part of TF1 Entertainment, the part of the TF1 group that is active in multiple entertainment businesses, including licensing, games and live events.

Jumbodiset is a privately-owned games company combining brands including Royal Jumbo, Diset and James Galt and is present in over 70 countries.

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