Le Figaro

Netflix reportedly growing fast in France

Netflix has attracted over 100,000 users in France two weeks after it launched, according to daily Le Figaro. The figure represents users taking advantage of Netflix’s initial offer of one month free of charge for the service. From mid October, users will be charged between €7.99 and €11.99 depending on the package they sign up […]

France’s CNC plans to extend levy to Netflix thanks to VAT change

France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), which collects and administers the funds levied on broadcasters and distributors to support content creation in France, plans to extend its 2% levy to Netflix on the back of the Europe-wide change in VAT rules set to come into effect next year. According to French […]

France may reduce SVoD window to boost local Netflix competitors

French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti has said she wants to reduce the delay before films can be distributed on subscription video-on-demand services to 24 months after their cinema release, in place of the current 36 months – but only for services that sign up to the country’s system of financing French and European content.  Filippetti […]

France’s Le Figaro partners with Brightcove on mobile video

French national newspaper Le Figaro has partnered with Brightcove, which will power the mobile version of its news and entertainment channel, Le Figaro TV. Le Figaro will use the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform to expand the reach of its video library across mobile devices, which currently account for nearly a third of the […]