France’s Salto shuts down

Salto, at one time touted as ‘the French Netflix’ has now ceased streaming operations. The service had already ceased to take new subscriptions from mid-February when the decision to close it down was taken. Salto, which launched after multiple delays in 2020, had attracted an estimated 800,000 subscribers at the time of its closure. Originally […]

Salto shareholders criticise government and industry as service closes

France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have finally pulled the plug on their joint venture streaming platform Salto. Launched in October 2022, the platform almost hit the one million subscriber mark but never managed to reach financial viability. In a joint statement, the three founder-shareholders said the decision “follows the abandonment of the proposed merger between […]

Salto endgame approaches as French streamer stops taking new subscribers

The end is drawing near for French streaming platform Salto. After months of uncertainty about the platform’s future, the TF1-M6-France Televisions joint venture has posted a message on its website saying that it is not taking new subscribers. In its short life, Salto managed to build a subscriber base of 800,000 with its French-focused proposition. […]

Salto ‘could close’ as early as this week

Troubled French streamer Salto could be shuttered as early as the end of this week, according to local reports. Salto only launched two years ago but has failed to secure a substantial subscriber base, with shareholders TF1 and M6 confirming their plans to pull out after the abandonment of their proposed merger in the face of […]

Amazon reportedly interested in acquiring Salto

Amazon could be interested in acquiring troubled French streaming platform Salto, according to a report by specialist news site La Lettre A. According to the site, following an expression of interest by Canal+ in Salto, Amazon has let it be known to broadcaster TF1 and M6 that it is also interested in a potential acquisition. […]

Salto on the brink as TF1 and M6 announce plans to pull out

After months of uncertainty, the future is looking bleak for French SVOD platform Salto. Over the weekend, several French newspapers reported that two of the platform’s three shareholders TF1 and M6 have decided to sell their stakes. The third shareholder, France Televisions, had already tried to pull out earlier this year. Salto never really captured […]

Shareholders gear up for meeting to discuss next steps for French SVOD Salto

The next few weeks should provide some guidance on the future for French SVOD platform Salto, with reports that shareholders, TF1, M6 and France Televisions are set to discuss their respective positions at a watershed meeting this month. Although a date has yet to be set, the meeting will need to address the best path […]

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 […]

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