Aurelie Filippetti

France may reduce SVoD window to boost local Netflix competitors

French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti has said she wants to reduce the delay before films can be distributed on subscription video-on-demand services to 24 months after their cinema release, in place of the current 36 months – but only for services that sign up to the country’s system of financing French and European content.  Filippetti […]

Netflix reportedly looking to Orange for French partnership

Netflix has approached several French internet service providers with a view to striking carriage deals ahead of the subscription VoD service’s likely launch in France in September, according to local reports. Orange is seen as the most likely candidate for any agreement and is at the most advanced stage in negotiations, according to a report […]

Netflix must support French content creation, says minister

Netflix will have to sign up to France’s content creation support regime if it launches in that country later this year, according to culture minister Aurélie Filippetti.  Filippetti told the Journal du Dimanche that she isn’t opposed to the subscription video-on-demand giant launching in France, especially if it helps combat video piracy, but that complying […]

French Senate mulls changes to media regulation

The French Senate is currently considering wide-ranging changes to the regulatory regime for audiovisual media in the country. Under the plan being considered, the power to nominate the chief executives of France’s public media organisations – France Télévisions, Radio France and France Médias Monde – will pass from the French president to media regulator the […]