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Canal+ and Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien acquire Mezzo

Vivendi-owned Canal+ and French news publisher Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien have jointly agreed to acquire classic music channel Mezzo from Lagardère Group and France Télévisions. The 50:50 acquisition will see the publishing group take over responsibility for day to day management the of channel, including programming and marketing and communication. Canal+ will commercialise […]

Lagardère confirms sale of channels to M6

Lagardère has confirmed a deal to sell its TV channels to RTL-owned M6 Group for €215 million. Lagardere said that the pair had signed an agreement to transfer its portfolio of channels with the exception of classical music service Mezzo. The sale of its TV channels will see Lagardère refocus its activities on its publishing […]

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 […]

Lagardere music channel Mezzo launches in Africa via Les Bouquets Canal+

Music channel Mezzo launched on Pan-African PayTV platform Les Bouquets Canal+, this week. Dedicated to classical music, jazz and dance, the service is available in 22 countries primarily across Central and Western Africa. In total, the new carriage arrangement means the channel is available in 80 countries worldwide. Caroline Cochaux, deputy director of TV Channels […]

Lagardère in exclusive talks with M6 over sale of channels

Lagardère has entered into exclusive negotiations with commercial broadcaster M6 Group for the sale of its TV channels. Lagardère, which has decided to focus on the development of its publishing and travel retail activities and to exit broadcasting, is in exlcusive talks with RTL-owned M56 for the sale of all of its TV channels with […]

M6 and Xilam reportedly in running for Lagardère TV channels

RTL-owned commercial broadcaster M6 Group and animation producer Xilam are in the running to acquire Lagardère-owned free-to-air French kids channel Gulli and the group’s pay TV services, according to financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, M6 and Xilam, producer of shows including Dalton and Oggy et les Cafards (Oggy and the Cockroaches), are […]

Lescure quits Lagardère for ‘enhanced role’ with audiovisual sector player

Former Canal+ chief Pierre Lescure has resigned as president of the supervisory board of media conglomerate Lagardère after he said he was taking on “new functions” within the same role with “an important player in the audiovisual sector”. Lescure’s term as president of Lagardère’s supervisory board was set to last until May next year. The […]

TF1 in exclusive talks to buy Lagardère e-health portal

TF1 Group has entered into exclusive negotiations with Lagardère Group to take control of the latter’s online health portal Doctissimo. The health and wellbeing site, which was created in 2000 and acquired by Lagardère in 2008, focuses on health, nutrition and the family. Doctissimo, which is present in France, Spain and Italy, had an audience […]

Plessis to aid Lagardère’s SVOD efforts

France’s Lagardère Studios has appointed Thomas Plessis as director of digital business, a role that sees him support development of original mobile, SVOD and OTT content. The hire marks a return to Lagardère for Plessis, who previously sold his podcasting business to the French media giant in 2008 and then worked as radio and digital […]

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 […]

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