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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 […]

France Télévisions chief slams Salto delays as Netflix gains subscribers

France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte used an appearance at the Series Mania event in Lille yesterday to express her frustration at regulatory delays that have prevented France’s main broadcasters from making progress with their joint streaming project. Ernotte was speaking after the European Commission, which had been examining the Salto project, the SVOD JV between […]

M6 chief: broadcasters need level-playing field to make content

Broadcasters need a level playing field with digital platforms in order to be in a position to contribute to content creation, according to Nicolas de Tavernost, CEO of M6 Group, speaking at Series Mania. De Tavernost pointed out that broadcasters had to separate production and distribution activities and submit to quotas and other obligations. He […]

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 […]

Radio boosts M6 despite decline in TV share

The integration of RTL radio helped boost French commercial broadcaster M6 Group’s top line for 2018, despite a decline in its TV channel’s viewing share. M6 turned in revenues of €1.421 billion for the year, up 7.3%, and EBITDA of €381 million, up 2.4%. The group said that its top line had been boosted by […]

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 […]

Canal+ seals deal for new windowing regime

Canal+ and other French television broadcasters signed a new windowing agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry just ahead of the Christmas break, enabling it to make movies available on its service between six and eight months after their theatrical release for the first time. Canal+ said that the agreement recognised its unique position […]

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 […]

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