France


Iliad Group posts strong customer growth

France’s Iliad Group has posted strong Q3 results, with solid subscriber growth in its home market and in Poland in particular. In France, where it operates under the Free brand the group added 78,000 net new subs to its fixed-line bsu9iness and 184,000 net new mobile customers. In Poland, the acquisition of cable operator UPC […]

Shareholders gear up for meeting to discuss next steps for French SVOD Salto

The next few weeks should provide some guidance on the future for French SVOD platform Salto, with reports that shareholders, TF1, M6 and France Televisions are set to discuss their respective positions at a watershed meeting this month. Although a date has yet to be set, the meeting will need to address the best path […]

TF1 and Canal+ resolve two-month channel carriage dispute

After a protracted dispute, including two trips to the law courts, French media heavyweights TF1 and Canal+ have “reached an agreement that renews the long-term distribution of all of the TF1 group’s DTT channels and their catch-up services.” In September 2022, Canal+ axed a series of TF1 services in a dispute over carriage fees. TF1 […]

FuboTV reports increased revenues, hails aggregration model

Sports-first streaming platform FuboTV has unveiled increased revenues and subscribers for Q3, 2022. In North America, the company saw a 40% year-on-year increase to US$219.2m, with subs now at 1.23m (up 31%). Internationally, the company delivered US$5.8 million in revenue and 358,000 total paid subscribers. ROW includes Molotov, the French live TV streaming service acquired […]

New leadership structure for Canal+ France as Cadoret leaves

Canal+ Group deputy CEO and Canal+ France boss Frank Cadoret is to leave the group on November 1, with the pay TV outfit submitting a new organisational structure for consultation. Canal+ plans to implement a new structure that will see Christophe Pinard-legry named as CEO of Canal+ France in charge of the overall business, while […]

French broadcaster TF1 buoyed up by performance of Newen

TF1 revenues for the first nine months of 2022 hit €1.74bn, up 5.4% year on year. While ad revenue dipped by 1.6%, the headline figure was buoyed up by the strong performance of TF1’s content studio Newen, which posted an 86.6% rise. TF1 audiences in Q3 were impacted by a carriage dispute with Canal+, but […]

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+ […]