Salto underperforming, according to press reports and CNC figures

Salto, the French SVOD streamer launched by pubcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6, is underperforming with only about 500,000 paying subscribers, according to a French press report. According to Capital, citing its own sources as well as a survey carried out by cinema finance outfit the CNC in January, Salto has only […]

France’s CNC extends relaxation of movies-on-VOD rules

France’s Centre National du Cinéma (CNC), which administers support for the country’s film industry, has announced a series of measures intended to support French film industry players during the coronavirus crisis, including allowing recently released movies to be shown on TV rather than in cinemas. The organisation’s administrative council authorised president Dominique Boutonnat to permit […]

France’s CNC seeking to suspend VOD window rules as Coronavirus closes cinemas

France’s Centre National du Cinéma (CNC) is looking to suspend the country’s stringent video-on-demand windowing rules because of the restrictions on movement introduced in the country to counter the Coronavirus threat. The measures, introduced by President Emmanuel Macron this week, mean that all cinemas will be closed for the foreseeable future. According to financial daily […]

French SVOD market still underdeveloped despite fast growth

The French subscription video-on-demand market remains underdeveloped compared with other European countries, both in its economic value and in its level of penetration, according to a study compiled by French media regulator the CSA and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC). The study found that there were 65 SVOD services active […]

CNC unveils changes to film support fund system

France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) has unveiled changes to the way it supports film production in the country, with producers able to access funding automatically if they accumulate a number of points granted for meeting certain criteria. CNC president Frédérique Bredin said that the system required reform in the light […]

French constitutional court rules ad tax illegal but CNC avoids payback

France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), which dispenses public support for content creation in the country, has avoided having to pay back over €500 million to commercial channels’ advertising arms after the constitutional court ruled that a tax on advertising revenues to support content was unconstitutional. The Conseil Constitutionnel ruled that […]

French content export revenues hit new high

International sales of French-originated content generated €164.2 million last year, a new record. Sales of animated shows spurred the growth while drama sales slowed, according to the figures for 2015, which were published by distributor’s group TVFI and industry body the CNC this morning. While the overall sales figures hit a new high, with a […]

CNC VoD search service to exclude Netflix, iTunes

France’s Centre Nationale du Cinéma et de L’Image Animée (CNC) has created a search engine to enable French citizens to search for and find movies available legally on video-on-demand services. The government backed body has created a portal whose services will be distributed via major French cinema-related websites such as Allociné, Première, Télérama and SensCritique. […]

France’s CNC plans to extend levy to Netflix thanks to VAT change

France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), which collects and administers the funds levied on broadcasters and distributors to support content creation in France, plans to extend its 2% levy to Netflix on the back of the Europe-wide change in VAT rules set to come into effect next year. According to French […]

France: more catch-up content but viewing flatlines

The number of hours of catch-up viewing content available from French TV channels increased to 15,300 in December, up 21.4% year-on-year, but the number of catch-up videos views declined slightly, according to figures compiled by the country’s Centre Nationale du Cinéma et L’Image Animée (CNC). According to the CNC, the number of catch-up videos viewed […]