France


AMC and Atresmedia’s Spanish-language pack launches in France

EspañaTV, the Spanish-language channel bouquet launched by AMC Networks International Southern Europe and  Atresmedia Internacional,  Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia’s international arm, has launched in France on IPTV platforms SFR and Free. The seven-channel pack provides a range of Spanish-language television content marketed outside of Spain, with channels specialized in the country’s cuisine, cinema, music, current events, series and […]

Altice France in new deal with Orange for catch-up and BFM Business

Orange has signed a new distribution deal with Altice France’s for BFM Business and digital services associated with its other channels. The agreement will see Orange distribute the business channel, which was not available via its TV boxes, along with the digital services associated with BFMTV, RMC Story, RMC Découverte, BFM Business, BFM Paris, BFM […]

Canal+ reportedly in talks to become exclusive distributor of Disney+ in France

French pay TV operator Canal+ is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Disney to become the exclusive distributor in France of the new Disney+ streaming service. According to digital news service La Lettre A, Disney+ will not be available in France until spring next year at the earliest the news site reports that the terms under […]

French watchdog releases Altice from key restrictions

France’s competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has released service provider Altice from a number of conditions imposed on its at the time of its acquisition of SFR and its combination with the former Numericable cable network. Recognising that rivals including Orange have deployed fibre networks in key parts of the country since the […]

TF1 sees Q3 revenues slide

French commercial broadcaster TF1 saw its stock slide after posting reduced Q3 revenues. TF1 posted Q3 revenues of €469.4 million, down from €492 million for the comparable period. Advertising revenue for the group fell from €339.3 million to €322.4 million. The group’s channels took in revenues of €354.8 million, down from €363.4 million, while revenues […]

New football season boost for Orange’s Spanish TV numbers

The launch of the new football season pushed Orange’s TV numbers in Spain into positive territory in the third quarter, with the operator adding 47,000 new TV subscribers compared with a loss of 41,000 in the second quarter. The operator also added 79,000 broadband customers, as compared with 71,000 for the previous quarter, along with […]

Free to offer bundled Amazon Prime in France

Amazon has signed a distribution agreement with French operator Free. The deal will see the full Amazon Prime package – which includes Prime Video, Prime Music, Twitch Prime and free delivery from Amazon.fr – included in the Freebox Delta plan at no additional cost to subscribers. Amazon Prime typically costs €5.99 per month, or €49 […]

Canal+ announces definitive end for CanalPlay

Canal+ has told the service’s remaining subscribers that Canalplay, its ill-fated SVOD platform, will shut down on November 26. The service’s customers have received a message telling them that “CanalPlay will no longer be available as part of Canal+’s offerings beginning from 26/11/2019”. Canal+ had stopped commercialising the service in July last year, having already […]

Amazon Prime Video Channels launches in France

Amazon has launched its Prime Video Channels offering in France, bringing a range of third-party offerings including Starzplay, TFOU Max, GulliMax, GEO Television and MGM to the Amazon Prime platform in that country. As in other markets, Amazon Prime Video Channels will be available as additional subscriptions to Prime members in France, with fees starting […]

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