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Discovery sub-licences 2022/2024 Olympic rights to France Televisions

Discovery, via its Eurosport subsidiary, and France Télévisions have announced a partnership that will see the two broadcasters present complementary coverage of the Olympic Games in France, including for Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024, the first Summer edition of the Games to be hosted by France for a century. Under the partnership, France Télévisions will sub-license […]

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 Télévisions ups digital docs to strengthen online portal

French public broadcaster France Télévisions is to devote 5% of its documentaries budget to content for its digital platforms over the next three years as it seeks to bolster its online portal, according to local reports. Speaking at the Fipadoc festival in Biarritz, broadcasting chief Takis Candilis said that the broadcaster was undergoing an evolution […]

Molotov reportedly facing likely sale after failing to raise funds

French OTT linear TV service Molotov has failed to raise new funding and its shareholders are likely to be forced to give up control of the operation to one of a number of potential buyers including France Télévisions, according to financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, Molotov has failed to achieve CEO and […]

France Télévisions teams up with TDF for targeted advertising over DTT

France Télévisions’ advertising arm, France TV Publicité, has teamed up with transmission services provider TDF to introduce targeted advertising using the HbbTV platform on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV network. The pair teamed up to substitute adverts from financial services company Sofinco and food manufacturer St Hubert targeted at digital-terrestrial TV screens. TDF said that the […]

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 […]

Canal+ seals deal for new windowing regime

Canal+ and other French television broadcasters signed a new windowing agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry just ahead of the Christmas break, enabling it to make movies available on its service between six and eight months after their theatrical release for the first time. Canal+ said that the agreement recognised its unique position […]

France Télévisions reportedly in talks with Molotov

French linear OTT TV service Molotov has ended talks about a possible sale to Orange and has opened negotiations with public broadcaster France Télévisions, which could look to use the OTT provider’s platform to accelerate its digital transformation, according to a report by news magazine L’Express. According to L’Express, citing an unnamed source, France Télévisions […]

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 […]

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