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Canal+ apples for new DTT licence despite reservations

French pay TV operator Canal+ has applied to renew its digital-terrestrial licence when it expires at the end of this year amid questioning by the company’s CEO as to whether it would continue to distribute its services over DTT.  Canal+ was the only candidate to submit an application to media regulator the CSA to provide […]

French watchdog consults on spectrum as France Ô heads for closure

France’s ministry of culture has officially asked media regulator the CSA to withdraw the digital-terrestrial spectrum allocated to public overseas channel France Ô from September 1, when the service is set to close down. The CSA has also been given a mandate to authorise the broadcast of an HD version of news service Francinfo both […]

Delphine Ernotte secures second term as France Télévisions chief

French media regulator the CSA has given Delphine Ernotte-Cunci a new five-year term as director-general of France Télévisions, the first time an incumbent has had their mandate extended in this way. The watchdog said that it had chosen Ernotte for a second term on the basis of her competence and experience and its analysis of […]

France Télévisions chief candidates set out their stall

French media regulator the CSA has shortlisted eight candidates for the post of the next director-general of public broadcaster France Télévisions, including incumbent Delphine Ernotte, who is seeking a new five-year mandate. The eight have set out their stalls identifying strategic priorities as the final selection process gets underway. Ernotte has placed emphasis on doubling […]

Altice France gets green light for more local TV acquisitions

French media regulator the CSA has given the green light for service provider and media company Altice France to acquire two local news and information channels owned by D ICI TV. The watchdog has given the go-ahead for Altice to take control of local channels D ICI Alpes and D ICI Provence, which are available […]

CSA intervenes in Canal+ dispute over sale of movie to Amazon Prime

French media regulator the CSA has intervened to secure the amicable resolution of a dispute between pay TV operator Canal+ and production company Le Pacte over the latter’s decision to grant rights to the Italian film Pinocchio to Amazon Prime Video following the lockdown of cinemas in France. Pinocchio, which was covered by a presale […]

Coronavirus: CSA chief says regulator will extend tolerance on production obligations

French media regulator the CSA has said it will extend an element of tolerance and understanding in the way it applies rules governing production and distribution obligations in view of the Coronavirus crisis. Writing by email to radio and TV services and industry bodies, CSA chief Roch-Olivier Maistre said that he was cognisant that audiovisual […]

New French media law to oblige Netflix to invest in local production

French minister of culture Franck Riester has presented his plans for a new media law that will impose new obligations to finance local content creation on the country’s main TV channels and on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The plan is to force channels and video-on-demand services to devote a minimum […]

Nationally produced fiction dominates top 10 across western Europe markets

Nationally produced fiction series continue to dominate the top 10 by audience in Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, with distinct variations by genre between countries and a high degree of concentration in the channels that air the most popular series, according to a study by French media regulator the CSA. All 10 most […]

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