Lagardère Active

Lagardère sees dip in TV revenues

French media outfit Lagardère’s TV channels saw a 6% dip in revenues in the first quarter, driven lower by a decline in advertising sales. The decline contributed to an overall in Lagardère Active’s revenues, which were down 13.4% in like-for-like terms to €116million. The group said that TV advertising revenues was generally weak in the […]

Alchimie secures agreement for Gulli and Mezzo Live HD

Content aggregation and distribution company Alchimie has struck a partnership with Lagardère Active’s TV division that enables Alchimie to distribute two of Lagardère Group’s linear channels to Alchimie’s Watch-It subscribers, across digital platforms: Gulli in Belgium and Mezzo Live HD in Germany. Audiences in Belgium will be able to see Gulli’s kids content, and in Germany will be able to subscribe […]

TV channels provide boost for Lagardère

Lagardère Active, the part of French media group Lagardère that houses the group’s TV channels, saw its revenues slide by 3.6% last year to €895 million, with a strong performance from TV being offset by a decline in press advertising and a lowering of the audience for radio service Europe 1. Overall, advertising revenues including […]

Lagardère launches new kids channel for Arabic world

Lagardère Active has launched a new kids channel for the Arabic-speaking world. Gulli Bil Arabi will be carried by the My-HD platform the Middle East and North Africa, giving it distribution in 18 countries across the region. The channel will be available as part of all of My-HD’s offerings. The channel will have a programming […]

Lagardère Active financials hit by lack of Borgia

The third quarter performance of Lagardère Active, the Lagardère Group’s TV and publishing arm, was hit by the impact in 2014 of the third series of Borgia, which impacted unfavourably on the unit’s year-on-year comparison. Lagardère Active posted revenues of €206 million for the quarter, down 0.9% in gross terms and down 10.2% in comparable […]

TV production and channels boost Lagardère Active

TV production and channels helped keep Lagardère’s media arm, Lagardère Active, on an even keel in the first half of the year. TV registered growth of 28.1% for the first half, thanks to a relatively stronger performance from the company’s production arm. Production saw growth of 44.9%, in part due to a weak performance last […]

Lagardère acquires Spanish production outfit

Lagardère has acquired Spanish producer Boomerang TV for an undisclosed sum. The French conglomerates TV unit, Lagardère Active, has taken an 82% stake with the remainder owned by BTV’s existing management – Pepe Abril, Pedro Ricote and Juan José Diaz – who will remain with the prodco. Abril, Ricote and Diaz run the producer, which […]

Lagardère names new digital chief

Media group Lagardère is to create a new digital unit as part of its Lagardère Active arm, which encompasses the TV broadcasting and magazine publishing activities of the group.  Corinne Denis, currently in charge of Lagardère’s family brands – including Parents, and Doctissimo – has been named as director of digital, Lagardère Active. She […]

Lagardère Active boosted by TV production

TV production boosted the top line performance of Lagardère Active, the French media group’s magazine and TV arm, in the first quarter, contributing to a 2.8% like-for-like increase in revenues to €204 million. TV production revenues rose by 82% year-on-year for the quarter , thanks to an exceptionally weak performance in 2014 and the positive […]

Lagardère Active launches three TV apps

Lagardère Active, the media arm of the French conglomerate, is launching three new free TV apps for its TiJi, June TV and MCM channels. Following the launch of its GulliMax subscription on-demand app, Lagardère is now launching apps for pre-school channel TiJi and June TV, aimed at a 15-34 year-old female audience, both exclusively distributed […]