Bouygues Telecom teams with Ruwido for sustainable remote controls

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has teamed up with technology partner Ruwido to create new remote controls for TVs that are 100% made from the recycled plastic of its own used remote controls. Bouygues has teamed up with Ruwido to produce remotes for its Bbox 4K HDR TV box whose cases are fully recycled. The […]

Canal+ not to take part in Ligue 1 rights auction

French pay TV operator Canal+ has decided not to participate in bids for the next round of Ligue 1 French football rights in what some observers see as a major blow for the French football league, the LFP. In a letter obtained by French sports paper L’Équipe, Canal+ president Maxime Saada told the LFP that […]

ARCOM report reveals split on availability of films on VOD

Some 43% of films released in cinemas in France between 1950 and 2021 are now available via legitimate video-on-demand services, while 42% are available on illegal services, of which 11% are exclusively available on such services, according to a study by French media regulator ARCOM. According to ARCOM’s report, more recent films are more likely […]

France’s LFP kicks off Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 bidding for next five years

France’s Ligue Professionnel de Football (LFP) has opened bids for rights to the country’s top tier Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 competitions for the 2024-29 period, with LFP chief Vincent Labrune targeting €1 billion from a combination of domestic and international rights. The extension of contracts being bid for to five years marks a success […]

Altice reportedly mulling part sale of SFR as it looks to reduce debt

Troubled telecom and cable giant Altice is close to a sale of its data centre unit and may make further disposals including the hitherto ruled-out sale of part of French telco SFR, according to multiple reports. According to Reuters, Altice has called in a number of investment banks including Lazard, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and […]

SFR adds broadband-plus-tablet bundle to Box + High Tech range

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has launched a box offering bundled with a tablet for the first time. Using the sub-brand Box + High Tech, SFR is offers s fixed-line subscription linked with a Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 tablet. The operator describes the offering as unique in allowing consumers to acquire the equipment at minimal […]

DAZN launches in France via Canal+ Ligue 1 deal

DAZN Group has teamed up with French pay TV giant Canal+ to deliver Ligue 1 matches via the Canal+ Ligue 1 channel in France. The sports streamer’s launch in France comes after signing a strategic and exclusive distribution agreement with Canal+. DAZN subscribers in the region will be able to watch Ligue 1 content, with […]

Nielsen teams up with M6 for Open Web digital measurement

Audience measurement and data giant Nielsen is partnering with RTL-owned French broadcaster Groupe M6 to power Open Web digital measurement in France.  The cooperation sees Groupe M6 become the first European publisher to help fuel Nielsen’s demographic data in its Identity System for French digital campaigns, helping to provide a more precise measurement of performance […]

Canal+ secures Saudi Pro League rights in France and Africa

Canal+ has picked up the broadcasting rights of the Saudi Pro League, the Saudi Arabian football league in France and across Africa, for the next two seasons. The 2023/2024 season kicks off on Friday, August 11, with the 18 clubs competing against each other in home and away matches through to May 2024. The French […]

Canal+ boosts Vivendi’s first half

Pay TV operator Canal+ contributed to a solid revenue growth performance from Vivendi in the first half of this year. Canal+’s revenues were €2.959 billion, up 3% compared to the first half of 2022, or 2.3% at constant currency and like-for-like. Revenues from television operations in mainland France increased by 1.7% at constant currency and […]

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