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Salto strikes agreement with copyright societies

French streaming outfit Salto has struck a key agreement with copyright collecting societies the SACD and ADAGP to recompense authors of audiovisual works distributed on the platform. The copyright outfits said that the agreement took into account the non-linear use of works such as catch-up television and and video-on-demand, but also covered the distribution of […]

Salto close to Bouygues Telecom deal

French Netflix rival Salto is on the verge of striking its first ISP distribution deal with Bouygues Telecom, according to financial daily Les Echos. The paper cited an unnamed source who said that securing carriage with ISPs, via whose boxes the majority of French consumers watch TV, was vital for Salto, which would struggle to […]

Salto passes 100,000 mark with wide base of users

French broadcaster-backed streaming service Salto has attracted around 100,000 subscribers in its first three weeks, according to a report by Le Figaro. However, the service, backed by pubcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6, is approaching the end of its first month, with free trial periods beginning to come to an end from […]

Salto selects Bedrock for streaming tech

French Netflix rival Salto, which launched last week, has announced a deal with Bedrock to power its OTT platform. Salto is the joint-venture of Groupe TF1, France Télévisions and Groupe M6, that offers live channels and a premium SVOD catalogue of over 10,000 hours of content. It said that it is reliant on Bedrock’s tech […]

Salto set to launch with three subscription offers

French domestic Netflix rival Salto is set to launch next Tuesday October 20. The service, backed by the leading French over-the-air broadcasters France Télévisions, TF1 and M6, will be offered in three variants, priced at €6.99, €9.99 and €12.99, according to information released to Le Figaro. The prices vary according to the number of screens […]

Salto begins test phase ahead of autumn launch

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

French watchdog rejects Molotov complaint against broadcasters

The French competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has rejected a complaint by OTT TV provider Molotov that commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 colluded to freeze the platform out as a distributor of their channels in favour of Salto, the planned joint streaming venture between them and public broadcaster France Télévisions. According to Molotov, […]

‘French Netflix’ Salto launch likely to be delayed till autumn

The full launch of ‘French Netflix’ Salto could be delayed until the autumn, but a soft-launch of the service – a JV between France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 Group – is still on the cards for June 3, as initially planned. A spokesman for Salto told French press that the impact of the coronavirus crisis […]

RTL Group to buy 50% of M6’s Bedrock streaming platform

RTL Group has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Groupe M6’s tech business, Bedrock. A joint statement from RTL and M6 said that they “aim to create a European leader in streaming technology.” Bedrock first started life in 2008, with Groupe M6 saying that it has been “anticipating the need for and significance of” […]

Salto chief unveils launch plan for streaming service

Salto, the long-delayed French streaming offering from broadcasters France Télévisions, TF1 and M6, is to launch on June 3, according to CEO Thomas Follin. Follin told French newspaper Le Figaro that the SVOD offering would launch in test mode, enabling consumers to connect to the service. The streamer will then launch a full promotion in […]

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