Bouygues


TF1 and M6 abandon merger plan

Bouygues, RTL Group, Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 have called off their plan to merge the TF1 and M6 groups. The decision to abandon the merger, which was originally announced in May last year, came after  the parties appeared at the hearings of the French Competition Authority’s board on 5 and 6 September to argue […]

TF1 and M6 offer concessions in move to secure merger approval

TF1 and M6 have offered to keep their advertising businesses separate for three years after their merger in an attempt to secure regulatory approval of the fusion, according to a report by French newspaper Le Figaro. According to the paper, the offer is part of a wider set of remedies proposed by the parent companies […]

Bouygues Telecom ups target after solid first half

French service provider Bouygues Telecom “maintained good commercial momentum” in the first half of 2022 according to its parent company. The telco added 81,000 fixed-line customers in the first half of the year, taking its total base to 4.5 million. The company had 2.6 million FTTH customers at end-June 2022, thanks to 315,000 new adds […]

TF1-M6 merger on verge of collapse as French watchdog highlights serious concerns

The planned merger of France’s two biggest broadcasters could fall apart, with the French competition authority raising concerns. The merger of M6 and TF1 was announced in mid-2021, with the prospective tie-up looking to create a French media group “with the broadest TV, radio, digital, content production and technology offering to the benefit of all […]

TF1-M6 merger takes a step forward with employee groups’ approval

Bouygues Group, owner of French commercial broadcaster TF1, and RTL Group, owner of rival M6 Group have signed agreements relating to the merger between Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6. The move follows the employee representative bodies of Bouygues Group, TF1 Group and M6 Group issuing favourable opinions on the merger plan. The completion of the […]

Bouygues Telecom selects Alpha Networks for improved EPG

Hybrid TV back-end and smart video platform provider Alpha Networks has announced that French Bouygues Telecom has launched its start-over service on Bbox. The service, which allows users to restart a live programme from the beginning, is currently available on 55 channels. It utilises Accurate EPG, a module in Alpha Networks’ tucanoRED back-end which analyses […]

Bouygues Telecom names Edward Bouygues as strategy chief

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has made a raft of new management appointments following last November’s naming of Olivier Roussat as president and Richard Viel as CEO, including the naming of founder Martin Bouygues’ son Edward as director of strategy. Edward Bouygues, who was previously head of Réseau Clubs Bouygues Telecom (RCBT), the group’s point-of-sale […]

Sky Deutschland launches Ryder Cup pop-up channel

Sky Deutschland is launching a pop-up Ryder Cup channel that will kick off tomorrow and provide coverage of the golf tournament until October 1. In addition to the broadcast of the golf competition, viewers will be able to see highlights from previous years and magazine shows on the channel, Sky Sport Ryder Cup HD. The […]

Bouygues plays down speculation on report of possible Altice France move

French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues has played down a press report that it in talks to acquire Altice France/SFR in a move that would reduce the number of major telecom operators in France from four to three. Bloomberg reported that Bouygues was considering a bid for Altice’s French unit with other investors, citing unnamed sources. According […]

TF1 threatens to cut signal without retrans fees

French broadcaster TF1 has warned telecom operators and pay TV operator Canal+ that it will pull its signal from their services unless they agree to pay retransmission fees, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, TF1 has threatened to withdraw its flagship channel and digital services TMC, NT1, HD1 and LCI, […]

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