France


Xandr teams up with Molotov TV, Clubbing TV and Qwest TV in France

Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising unit, has teamed up with a number of connected TV services including Molotov.TV, Clubbing TV and Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV to make its connected TV ad inventory available in the French market. Using Xandr Monetize, the OTT platforms will now be available for programmatic buyers, the company said. Within the three service’s connected […]

Pluto TV France adds new comedy channels

ViacomCBS-owned FAST channel service Pluto TV has added three new comedy channels to its offering in France. The channels – Premiers Baisers, Les Années Fac and Génération Sitcoms – will show comedies from the 1990s. The new channels will launch on October 11, adding to Pluto TV France’s existing line-up of services. Génération Sitcoms will […]

Altice France acquires 100% control of Coriolis Télécom

Altice France has acquired 100% control service provider Coriolis Télécom in its latest move to consolidate smaller mobile-centric players in the French market. Altice will initially pay €298 million, with a delayed additional payment of €117 million, for the operator. The latest acquisition follows that of Afone Participations, owner of a 50% stake in mobile […]

La Casa de Papel tops Parrot’s in-demand list for France

Global Spanish-language phenomenon La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) led the top 10 in-demand originals in France in the week from September 12-18, according to the latest data from Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand […]

CSA launches consultation on interactive DTT as cable channels protest new obligations

French media regulator the CSA has launched a new public consultation on the development of interactive services in the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform. The consultation will cover services that can be delivered to TVs via an internet connection, allows users to access functionality that can be considered complementary to linear DTT channels, such as video-on-demand. […]

Daniel Kretinsky takes 5% stake in TF1

Czech businessman Daniel Kretinsky has taken a 5% stake in French commercial broadcaster TF1, according to local reports. Kretinsky told financial daily Les Echos that he had confidence in the prospects of the French economy and that TF1 represented a good investment because of the company’s “solidity”. He said that he was “very favourable” towards […]

AVOD service rlaxx TV launches in France, Spain and Portugal

Germany-based free ad-based video-on-demand service rlaxx TV has launched its offering in France, Spain, and Portugal. The three new markets join the previously announced availability in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK.  rlaxx TV, featuring linear as well as AVOD catalogues, includes features such as stop, fast-forward or rewind and provides access to a range premium […]

French groups take action against ISPs on access to adult sites

Two French organisations committed to the protection of children have taken legal action against the country’s main ISPs to attempt to force them to block adult content sites that are seen to be too easily accessible by minors. The organisations, e-Enfrance and La Voix de l’Enfant, have taken action against SFR, Orange, Bouygues Telecom, Free, […]

Canal+ names new secretary general

Canal+ has named Laëtitia Ménasé as its new secretary general, working with CEO Maxime Saada and Fréderic Crépin, member of the Canal+ board and secretary general of parent Vivendi Group. Ménasé is currently secretary general of Vivendi-owned streaming site Dailymotion and will retain that role going forward. She joined Vivendi is 2012 as head of […]

TF1 renews World Cup Rugby deal

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has secured the rights to the Rugby World Cup 2021 and 2023 editions, boosting its efforts to remain a key sports destination for viewers. TF1, which has broadcast the competition since 1991, has renewed its partnership with World Rugby to retain the rights to the tournament. The 2021 cup, delayed because […]

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