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French broadcasters slam YouTube campaign against Article 13

French broadcasters and organisations representing rightsholders have banded together to condemn what they describe as Google and YouTube’s “massive and unprecedented campaign of disinformation” against the EU’s revised copyright directive, currently at the stage of ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Council, Parliament and the Commission. In an open letter that thanked French culture minister Franck […]

France Télévisions to cease putting shows on YouTube as Canal+ reveals new VOD plan

France Télévisions is going to stop distributing complete programmes on YouTube, following director-general Delphine Ernotte’s earlier move to no longer distribute content on Netflix. Taking part in a discussion on the future of television at an event organised by Les Echos and France Info – and sponsored by Google – at the end of last […]

Molotov reportedly looking for buyer

French OTT TV service Molotov is looking for a buyer, according to local reports, with Orange potentially in the frame to step in. According to business news service BFMTV, citing unnamed sources, Orange and other telcos are circling Molotov for a potential bid, following the failure of talks between the OTT service and the trio […]

TF1 secures carriage deal with Free

France’s TF1 Group has put the final piece in place to secure universal fixed-line IPTV distribution after striking a deal with Iliad Telecom/Free. As with previous deals, TF1 said the agreement with Free covered both its linear channels and associated non-linear services, with Free subscribers set to benefit from “innovative functionality” from new services. The […]

M6 breaks new ground in distribution deal with Free

French broadcaster M6 Group has struck a distribution agreement with IPTV operator Free/Iliad Telecom to secure distribution of its channels and associated services on the Free platform. The agreement covers the main M6 channel along with digital channels W9, 6ter, Paris Première, téva, M6 Music et Girondins TV and associated non-linear services. M6 will also […]

France Télévisions putting SVOD plan ‘on hold’ as it seeks partners

France Télévisions has put its plan to launch a subscription video-on-demand service on hold as it tries to strike an agreement with TF1, M6 and Orange to launch a French version of Hulu that would incorporate both free and paid-for content, according to a report by financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, France […]

M6 strikes extended partnership with Canal+

French broadcaster M6 Group has struck a new partnership deal with Vivendi-owned pay TV provider Canal+ that will enable Canal+ subscribers to continue to view M6’s channels and will see the addition of a raft of other digital services to the platform. In addition to carriage of the flagship M6 channel and digital channels W9, […]

M6 brings new services to distribution deal with Altice

French commercial broadcaster M6 has struck a distribution deal with SFR that closely mirrors the agreement between the Altice-owned service provider and TF1 struck late last year. Under the terms of the deal between the RTL Group-owned broadcaster and the service provider, SFR will carry generalist channels M6, W9 and 6ter and thematic channels Paris […]

M6 invests in new Ivory Coast channel Life TV

M6 has invested in a new digital terrestrial TV (DTT) station that is due to launch in the Ivory Coast in 2018 called Life TV. Life TV will be a general interest channel with a varied programme schedule spanning entertainment, news, films and talk-shows. The channel will broadcast local content, produced in-house in a new […]

Canal+ files complaint on lifting of TF1 and M6 obligations

Vivendi-owned French pay TV operator Canal+ has filed a complaint with the country’s Conseil d’État contesting the legality of media regulator the CSA’s decision to relax a number of obligations that were previously applied to commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6. Canal+ is challenging the CSA’s decision to allow TF1 to play adverts during its news […]

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