Françoise Nyssen

French government mixes messages on future of TV licence

French culture minister Françoise Nyssen used an appearance at the La Rochelle fiction festival to hold out the prospect of a reform of the country’s TV licensing to detach the principle of payment from physical possession of a TV, before being publicly contradicted by the prime minister. Nyssen said at La Rochelle that a “universal […]

France Télévisions to merge channels and focus on digital as Nyssen outlines reform

French culture minister Françoise Nyssen has outlined a series of economy measures and changes to be implemented by public broadcaster France Télévisions as part of the reform of public service media in the country. Youth-oriented channel France 4 will be merged with France 5, which will have a revamped programming line-up to make space for […]