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M6 hit by falling ad revenues

French broadcaster M6 Group saw its revenues drop in the third quarter, pushed down by a decline in advertising that the company said reflected the uncertain economic environment. The broadcaster posted revenues of €290.1 million for the quarter, down 5.8% year-on-year, with advertiinsg revenues falling by 8.2% to €219.8 million. M6’s non-advertising revenues grew by […]

M6 renews deal with Canal+ as TF1 finds TNTSat alternative

French broadcaster M6 has renewed its multi-year carriage deal with pay TV operator Canal+ for the distribution of its free digital-terrestrial and pay TV channels. The agreement means that M6, W9 6ter and Gulli will continue to be available free-to-view via the Canal+ platform while thematic pay channels Paris Première, téva, M6 Music, Canal J, […]

Canal+ revenues buoyed up by aggressive international expansion

French media giant Vivendi has just released robust results for Q3 2021. Looking specifically at PayTV business Canal+, revenues were up 4.8% for the first nine months of 2021, to €4,249m. For Q3 itself, revenues were up 6.3% to €1.467m. A key feature of the company’s resilient performance was the contribution of international revenues, following […]

Canal+ wins appeal court judgement in TF1-TNTSat dispute

The Paris appeals court has confirmed an earlier ruling in favour of Canal+ in its dispute over the carriage of TF1’s channels on the TNTSat platform. The pay TV operator said the court had confirmed all of the points made in the earlier ruling by the Tribunal de Commerce de Paris. Under that ruling, Canal+ […]

Paramount unveils launch dates for France and DACH region

Paramount+ is to land in France on 1 December, followed by Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 8 December. The streamer will offer shows form brands such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Showtime and the Smithsonian Channel, as well as a raft of originals. These include Sylvester Stallone’s mafia drama Tulsa King, Yellowstone franchise spin-off 1923, and Star […]

NBCU teases launch of Universal+ streamer in France

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal has started paving the way for the launch of a new streaming platform in France. In a short teaser video on YouTube, it said that a new service called Universal+ will be coming soon in France. No details were released on the date of launch or the pricing structure, but the likelihood is […]

LNV chooses Alpha Networks for LNVtv

France’s National Volleyball League (LNV) has tapped video technology outfit Alpha Networks to be its official video platform provider for the next three sports seasons.  As part of the agreement, BEE, the SaaS video solution from Alpha Networks, becomes the official video platform of the LNV. The LNV has partnered with Alpha Networks for the […]

M6 to launch paid-for option within 6play streaming service

French broadcaster M6 Group is to launch a premium paid-for option as part of its 6play streaming offering. The new pay service, 6play max, will offer the 6play line-up of content without advertising but will also enable additional functionalities. . These include the ability to download content for offline viewing and the ability to cast […]

Eutelsat sees further decline in broadcast revenues

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s broadcast video revenues have continued to decline in its fiscal first quarter, with a mid-single digit decline in broadcast expected for the full year. Eutelsat’s broadcast sales were down 7.4% to €170 million, which the company said reflected the carry-forward effect of the partial renewal of capacity with Nilesat at 7/8° West […]

Pinterest greenlights cookery slate from French Studio ChefClub

Social media platform Pinterest has ordered a slate of cooking series from French cookery studio Chefclub. The deal is Pinterest’s latest expansion into video – which also includes a move into live streaming shopping, traditionally QVC territory. The agreement for five shows begins this month, and includes titles such as The Party Table, Everything Must […]