France Televisions

beIN Sports and France Télévisions renew EPCR deal for Heineken Champions Cup

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has renewed its broadcast rights deals in France with beIN Sports and France Télévisions.  The new four-year deals will see both broadcasters continue to provide coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge in France. beIN Sports will broadcast every Heineken Champions Cup match throughout the pool and knockout […]

France set to scrap €138 abolish TV licence

France’s TV landscape could soon be transformed after it emerged that plans to scrap the country’s annual audiovisual licence fee are set to be introduced later this year. The proposal, which was part of recently re-elected president Emmanuel Macron’s election pledges, will see the €138 ($143) annual charge applied to households with a TV, scrapped. […]

France Télévisions to sell off Salto stake on completion of TF1-M6 merger

The France Télévisions group has announced that it will divest its interest in SVOD service Salto should the merger of TF1 and M6 Group be completed. Announced in May 2021, the merger of TF1 and M6 would combine France’s two leading commercial broadcasters in an effort to create a “French streaming champion”. The deal, which […]

France Télévisions picks up Paris 2024 Paralympics rights

France Télévisions has been announced as the exclusive broadcaster of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games from 28 August to 8 September 2024. The broadcaster has picked up exclusive French audio-visual and digital rights to the 2024 Paralympic Games, with the rights complementing its pre-existing deal to broadcast the 2024 Olympic Games which will also take […]

France Télévisions’ Ernotte reveals Salto subs number, defends pubcaster’s role

French streaming service Salto, backed by the country’s three largest broadcasters, now has around 700,000 subscribers, according to Delphine Ernotte, president of pubcaster France Télévisions. Speaking on France Inter, Ernotte did not reveal how many of these subscribers were actually paying for the service. The total number cited also falls short of Salto’s original objective […]

France Télévisions bags FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 rights

FIBA has agreed a rights deal with France Télévisions that will see the broadcaster carry national team games through to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on free-to-air television. The deal will kick off with the match between France and Montenegro on Friday, November 26 and include the World Cup from the Philippines, Japan and […]

France Televisions and TF1 claim compensation for Canal+ free-to-view move 

French broadcasters France Televisions and TF1 have taken legal action against Canal+ and claimed over €40 million in compensation over the latter’s decision to air a number of movies free-to-view during the COVID pandemic lockdown last year.   The pair have accused the pay TV broadcaster of ignoring France’s strict windowing regime by jumping the […]

Addressable advertising in France ramps up with Bouygues launch

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has launched a segmented TV proposition including addressable advertising to its base of 1.5 million TV subscribers in partnership with broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 Group and TF1 Group. Subscribers who have given consent to the use of their data for targeted advertising will receive personalised advertising based on where they […]

Netflix overtakes ARD to become the second largest TV group in Europe

Netflix is now the second largest TV group in Europe, with no ceiling in sight for the streaming service. According to a report from Ampere Analysis, Netflix is now second only to Comcast in terms of 2020 revenue. Comcast, which owns and operates Sky Group, still is the clear leader and accounted for 12% of […]

France Televisions’ Ernotte names 33 year-old chief of staff as number two

France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte has appointed her 33 year-old chief of staff Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez as director of programmes and channels – effectively the public broadcaster’s second in command. In an appointment revealed by Le Monde newspaper, Sitbon-Gomez, who is also director of transformation at France Télévisions’ production arm FranceTvStudio, will replace veteran Takis Candilis, […]

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