Paris Première

Canal+ and M6 slam CSA rejection of free-to-air move

French media regulator the CSA has given a green light for TF1-owned news channel LCI to become a free-to-air service, but has rejected requests from Canal+ and M6 Group to enable their respective channels, factual service Planète+ and entertainment channel Paris Première, to make the same transition. The CSA said that it had judged that […]

CSA holds fresh hearings on move to free DTT

French media regulator the CSA will this week hold public hearings on the impact of the possible migration of digital-terrestrial pay TV channels LCI, Paris Première and Planète+ to the country’s free-to-air platform. The move comes after the French Conseil d’État in June overruled an earlier CSA decision on the move by TF1, owner of […]

French regulator rejects move by three to free-to-air DTT

French media regulator the CSA has rejected moves to take TF1-owned news channel LCI, M6-owned entertainment channel Paris Première and Canal+-owned documentary channel Planète+ to free-to-air status, crushing TF1’s hopes of taking the news channel in particular off the struggling digital-terrestrial pay TV platform. In coming to its decision, the CSA said it had studied […]

TF6 closure signals further decline of pay DTT

In another blow for digital-terrestrial pay TV in France, commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have taken the decision to shut down TF6, the pair’s joint venture channel on the platform. TF6 recorded a net loss of €1 million last year on sales of about €17 million. It registered a reduction of 30% in advertisting sales, […]

M6 seeking free DTT berth for Paris Première

French commercial broadcaster M6 wants to launch its pay TV channel Paris Première as a free-to-air service on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. The move by M6 follows the acquisition by pay TV provider Canal Plus of Bolloré-owned channels Direct 8 and Direct Star with the aim of expanding its presence in the free-to-air market. M6 […]