Bouygues Telecom offers Disney+ and Salto in bundle

France’s Bouygues Telecom has launched a new bundled offering that combines Disney+ and local SVOD offering Salto. The bundle will be available for all new subscribers who sign up to one of the service provider’s Bbox ultym Fibre, XDSL or smart TV offerings. The launch follows Bouygues’ addition of Disney+ to its Bbox ultym line-up […]

Salto joins Amazon Prime Video Channels

France’s homegrown SVOD service Salto has struck a partnership agreement with Amazon Prime Video that will see the streamer become available to Prime subscribers within Prime Video Channels. From May, Amazon Prime members will be able to subscribe directly to Salto via their Amazon accounts. Salto said that the move would enable Amazon Prime customers […]

France Télévisions to sell off Salto stake on completion of TF1-M6 merger

The France Télévisions group has announced that it will divest its interest in SVOD service Salto should the merger of TF1 and M6 Group be completed. Announced in May 2021, the merger of TF1 and M6 would combine France’s two leading commercial broadcasters in an effort to create a “French streaming champion”. The deal, which […]

Bouygues launches new 4K Android box with Salto included

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has launched a new 4K HDR set-top box with an offer that includes the bundling of homegrown SVOD streamer Salto for six months at no extra cost. The Android box, the Bbox 4K HDR, is available to the group’s Bbox Ultym Fibre customers couple with its existing Bbox Fibre WiFi […]

Salto underperforming, according to press reports and CNC figures

Salto, the French SVOD streamer launched by pubcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6, is underperforming with only about 500,000 paying subscribers, according to a French press report. According to Capital, citing its own sources as well as a survey carried out by cinema finance outfit the CNC in January, Salto has only […]

France Télévisions’ Ernotte reveals Salto subs number, defends pubcaster’s role

French streaming service Salto, backed by the country’s three largest broadcasters, now has around 700,000 subscribers, according to Delphine Ernotte, president of pubcaster France Télévisions. Speaking on France Inter, Ernotte did not reveal how many of these subscribers were actually paying for the service. The total number cited also falls short of Salto’s original objective […]

French competition watchdog takes action over M6 Salto commitments

France’s competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has launched a procedure to sanction commercial broadcaster M6 over non-compliance with obligations undertaken at the time of the creation of Salto, the joint SVOD offering of the broadcaster, TF1 and France Télévisions. According to the watchdog, M6 has failed to respect a commitment to provide a […]

Salto arrives on digital-terrestrial platform

Salto, the streaming JV between French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 and  public broadcaster France Télévisions, has arrived on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. The launch of the service to connected digital-terrestrial screens using the HbbTV standard follows approval of the move by regulator the CSA. The watchdog approved Salto’s arrival on DTT for a provisional […]

Salto and Arte heading for digital-terrestrial platform

French streaming service Salto will soon be available via the country’s connected digital-terrestrial devices, according to various local reports. According to Stratégies, Salto will be available on channel 51 of the French digital-terrestrial platform from the middle of this month. The move comes after French media regulator the CSA gave a green light to culture […]

Salto selects Red Bee Media content management services

French SVOD SALTO has appointed media services company Red Bee Media for content management. In particular, the streamer is relying on Red Bee to deliver Digital Asset Management (DAM), Post-Production for promotional material and Quality Check of assets being added to the platform. Red Bee has implemented a solution combining the company’s own cloud-based Media […]

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