Delphine Ernotte


France Télévisions chief slams Salto delays as Netflix gains subscribers

France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte used an appearance at the Series Mania event in Lille yesterday to express her frustration at regulatory delays that have prevented France’s main broadcasters from making progress with their joint streaming project. Ernotte was speaking after the European Commission, which had been examining the Salto project, the SVOD JV between […]

France Télévsions deal with producers opens way to retention of exclusive rights

France Télévisions has struck an agreement with producers that will enable it to exploit content exclusively on its own free and subscription digital packages. The deal will enable France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte to make good her ambition to withdraw series financed by the pubcaster from Netflix and other third-party platforms ahead of the planned […]

SACD: Salto has ‘no chance’ against Netflix

Salto, the project to create a French OTT service championed by France Télévisions chief Delphine Ernotte, has “no chance against Netflix”, according to Pascal Rogard, the director-general of copyright collecting society SACD. Presenting the authors’ and composers’ rights outfit’s contribution to a consultation on the reform of public service media in France, Rogard said that […]

Ernotte: French players need to retain exclusive rights

French TV industry players need to retain exclusive rights to their content rather than to sell them on to Netflix, according to France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte. Speaking to Europe1 radio, Ernotte said that French channels had to retain the rights to their own shows to develop their own platform. “I think that if you […]

French SVOD project Salto ‘will work’, says Ernotte

Salto, France’s planned joint Netflix rival to be created by public broadcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6, “will work” and needs to involve a pay strategy for archive content, according to France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte. Speaking to financial daily Les Echos, Ernotte said no-one had believed the country’s broadcasters would strike […]

France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF team up to take on Netflix

European public broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF have unveiled the first projects to be developed under the rubric of an alliance announced yesterday at the Series Mania event in Lille to address the challenge posed by the likes of Netflix and other subscription video-on-demand providers. Earlier this week, France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte had […]

France Télévisions forges programming alliance with ZDF

France Télévisions and Rai are to forge an alliance with ZDF that will encompass co-production, with the first projects to be unveiled at the Series Mania event in Lille on Thursday. The pact with Germany’s ZDF marks an extension of the alliance formed between the French and Italia public broadcasters last June, when the pair […]

France Télévisions should drop SVOD plan, says ex-programing chief

France Télévisions should abandon its plan for a new subscription video-on-demand platform and transform existing linear channels into digital offerings, according to a confidential report prepared by the public broadcaster’s former programming chief, Xavier Couture. Couture, who recently left France Télévisions to focus on personal projects, prepared a report ahead of his departure in which […]

France Télévisions chief gives shape to cost-cutting plan

France Télévisions boss Delphine Ernotte plans to cut 180 posts as part of a cost-saving drive in the face of the latest wave of cuts to the public broadcaster’s budget, according to a report in the Journal du Dimanche. Faced with a rebellion by journalists at the end of last month over plans to reduce […]

Watchdog marks France Télévisions report card

French media regulator the CSA has given public broadcaster France Télévisions a broadly positive report on the first year of execution of its plan for the 2016-20 period, while highlighting areas that still need improvement. According to the regulator, the pubcaster has gone some way towards upping its game in support of French and European […]