MYTF1 launches on Amazon Fire TV

French broadcaster TF1’s MYTF1 streaming offering has launched on Amazon Fire TV. TF1 said that the partnership between it and Amazon reflected the drive of the company to match changes in the way French viewers consume video and to make its content available on all platforms. Any viewer equipped with an Amazon Fire TV Stick, […]

TF1 extends partnership with Orange to cover targeted ads and premium ad-free on-demand

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has extended its partnership with Orange through two new agreements covering targeted advertising and enhanced digital services. The targeted advertising deal, which comes into force in January, will see the broadcaster’s advertising arm, TF1 PUB, offer its clients targeted advertising campaigns on its linear channel across Orange’s base of TV customers, […]

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 […]

Canal+ drops TF1 channels as pair fail to strike deal

Canal+ has ceased broadcasting TF1’s channels and digital services after failing to strike a deal with the commercial broadcaster. Canal+ has also filed a legal complaint with the Paris commercial court, challenging the legality of the broadcaster’s demands. The pay TV group has already pulled TF1’s signals from its Canalsat service and MyCanal web offering. […]

Canal+ and Free threaten to drop TF1 as services are cut from Orange

Canal+ and Free have threatened to cut ties with TF1 over the latter’s demands for retransmission fees. France’s leading commercial broadcaster last week said it was pulling its channels from Orange’s network after the pair failed to strike a deal. Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada told the Journal du Dimanche that the pay TV operator would […]

TF1 pulls services from SFR in major escalation of retrans dispute

TF1 has withdrawn its catch-up TV service MYTF1 from distribution by Numericable-SFR and has demanded that the service provider stops retransmitting its free-to-air channels, including its flagship channel. TF1, the leading French commercial broadcaster, has been in a battle with the country’s TV operators over its demand that they pay retransmission fees, and has been […]

Numericable-SFR adds MYTF1

French service provider Numericable-SFR has added commercial broadcaster TF1’s catch-up service to its platforms, according to local reports.  The move will mean that Numericable-SFR subscribers will be able to access the MYTF1 Replay service on their TVs via their set-top boxes, bringing catch-up content form the main TF1 channel, including Koh Lanta and Grey’s Anatomy […]

TF1 agrees second screen deal with Monterosa

French broadcaster TF1 has signed a deal with second screen specialist Monterosa to add live interactivity for entertainment and sports shows to its MYTF1 digital platform.  Under the deal TF1 will use Monterosa’s LViS TV interaction platform, with the first deployment to roll out later this week with national IQ test format QI : La […]

UK leads for video app downloads

Netflix was the more downloaded video app in the UK in the third quarter of last year, followed by BBC iPlayer and YouTube, according to a report on video apps in the UK, France and Germany by App Annie. However, the Sky Sports mobile TV app delivered the highest app revenue for video apps, followed […]

Microsoft announces Xbox One launch partners

Microsoft has announced the “first wave” of launch partners for its new Xbox One games console, including Netflix, Eurosport and Machinima. In Europe, where Microsoft is due to launch the Xbox One on November 22, the firm announced content partners for seven countries – Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK. Videogame themed […]