France Televisions

France Televisions taps TVU Networks for hyper-mobile broadcasting

France Televisions has selected live IP technology company TVU Networks to transition its content production workflow from story capture to production to distribution ahead of Paris Olympics 2024.  The new workflow utilises TVU’s cloud solutions for production, remote collaboration, and IFB, intercom and mix-minus management, the TVU RPS One for synchronised multi-camera live content capture, […]

France Télévisions and ASO renew Tour de France agreement until 2030

France Télévisions has renewed its deal with Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) to provide coverage of all its cycling events from 2026 to 2030 including Tour de France and the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. Along with the Tour de France, the renewed agreement allows France Télévisions to continue to broadcast the Paris-Nice, the Schneider […]

War of words between France Télévisions and commercial channels heats up

The war of words between France’s commercial channels and public broadcaster France Télévisions has heated up, with the two sides engaging in attack and counter-attack. In a letter to prime minister Elisabeth Borne seen by newspaper Le Figaro, TF1, M6, Canal+ and Altice, which operates commercial channels BFMTV and RMC, reportedly slammed the editorial decisions taken […]

French commercial broadcasters slam ‘unfair’ competition from pubcaster

French commercial broadcasters have grouped together to complain to the country’s prime minister about what they regard as unfair competition for audiences by public broadcaster France Télévisions. In a letter to prime minister Elisabeth Borne seen by newspaper Le Figaro, TF1, M6, Canal+ and Altice, which operates commercial channels BFMTV and RMC, reportedly slammed the […]

France’s Salto shuts down

Salto, at one time touted as ‘the French Netflix’ has now ceased streaming operations. The service had already ceased to take new subscriptions from mid-February when the decision to close it down was taken. Salto, which launched after multiple delays in 2020, had attracted an estimated 800,000 subscribers at the time of its closure. Originally […]

France Télévisions boss champions diversity in Series Mania keynote

France Télévisions Delphine Ernotte pointed to“diversity and quality of our ecosystem” that drives the pubcaster. During her keynote session at Series Mania based in Lille the CEO of the French public service broadcaster highlighted it is more than just a PSB. “France Télévisions is for everybody,” she said. “We are more editors than broadcasters. We […]

Salto ‘could close’ as early as this week

Troubled French streamer Salto could be shuttered as early as the end of this week, according to local reports. Salto only launched two years ago but has failed to secure a substantial subscriber base, with shareholders TF1 and M6 confirming their plans to pull out after the abandonment of their proposed merger in the face of […]

French government looking to VAT-financed pubcaster option

The French government could continue to finance public broadcasting from VAT as a long-term solution, according to culture minister Rima Abdul Malak, as reported by Le Monde. Malak, who replaced Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin in the culture portfolio last May under prime minister Elisabeth Borne, told the paper that using part of VAT revenues to finance public […]

TF1 to sub-license Rugby World Cup matches to rivals

France’s TF1 Group has entered into a sub-licensing deal with pubcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcast rival M6 for the screening of 28 matches from Rugby World Cup 2023, hosted in France from September 8 to October 28 this year. TF1 said the sublicensing deal will enable all French viewers to watch the entire tournament […]

France Televisions and RTL Deutschland join anti-piracy coalition ACE

ACE (the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment), which describes itself as ‘the world’s leading anti-piracy coalition’ has added 11 new members to its membership, with France Televisions, RTL Deutschland and OSN among high-profile additions. In total, ACE’s latest expansion brings the total number of member companies to 52. ACE said the new members extensively increase its […]

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