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Meo adds French channels to programming line-up

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has added French public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main domestic channels to its TV offering. Meo has added France 2, France 3 and France 5 in HD to its line-up of channels. The three channels are now available to Meo ADSL and fibre customers in the France TV premium package, […]

French broadcasters slam YouTube campaign against Article 13

French broadcasters and organisations representing rightsholders have banded together to condemn what they describe as Google and YouTube’s “massive and unprecedented campaign of disinformation” against the EU’s revised copyright directive, currently at the stage of ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Council, Parliament and the Commission. In an open letter that thanked French culture minister Franck […]

France Télévisions to cease putting shows on YouTube as Canal+ reveals new VOD plan

France Télévisions is going to stop distributing complete programmes on YouTube, following director-general Delphine Ernotte’s earlier move to no longer distribute content on Netflix. Taking part in a discussion on the future of television at an event organised by Les Echos and France Info – and sponsored by Google – at the end of last […]

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 government mixes messages on future of TV licence

French culture minister Françoise Nyssen used an appearance at the La Rochelle fiction festival to hold out the prospect of a reform of the country’s TV licensing to detach the principle of payment from physical possession of a TV, before being publicly contradicted by the prime minister. Nyssen said at La Rochelle that a “universal […]

France Télévisions teams with Nokia for first 8K streaming over 5G

France Télévisions has teamed up with Nokia to pilot what the pair claim to be the world’s first 8K UHD TV streaming on a 5G mobile network. According to Nokia, the trial positions 5G as a viable platform to broadcast unicast content on all screens, up to and including 8K TVs. Nokia and France Télévisions […]

France Télévisions reorganises as France 3 director exits

France 3 director Dana Hastier is set to depart the company after over a decade at France Télévisions, prompting a reorganisation of the broadcast group.  Hastier will depart the group in September and hopes to change the direction of her career, according to the company. The group said in a statement: “After eleven years at […]

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 […]

Molotov reportedly looking for buyer

French OTT TV service Molotov is looking for a buyer, according to local reports, with Orange potentially in the frame to step in. According to business news service BFMTV, citing unnamed sources, Orange and other telcos are circling Molotov for a potential bid, following the failure of talks between the OTT service and the trio […]

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