TF1 Group

Digital boost for TF1

French commercial broadcaster TF1 Group has continued its recovery from a difficult 2016 by posting increased revenues and a net profit for the third quarter, boosted by a strong performance in non-advertising revenues. TF1 posted revenues of €1.467 billion for the first nine months of the year, up 2.8%, and Q3 revenues of €429.9 million, […]

TF1 secures Formula 1 rights

French broadcaster TF1 Group has secured a multi-year deal to include Formula 1 in its line-up of sports content for the next three seasons. The agreement will take effect from the beginning of the 2018 season. TF1 will offer coverage of four Grand Prix races in the clear and in their entirety, including the French […]

TF1 chief confident of striking retrans deal

TF1 Group CEO Gilles Pélisson is confident that the French commercial broadcaster will be able to strike a deal with the country’s telecom operators to secure re-transmission payments. In an interview with Le Figaro, Pélission said that the broadcaster was engaged in discussions in “a constructive way” with the operators, offering to bring new services […]

MCN Studio71 to launch in France

Multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is to launch in France in September. The move follows the deal signed in January this year between Studio71’s owner ProSiebenSat.1, leading French broadcaster TF1 and Italy’s Mediaset to collaborate in developing MCNs. TF1 said the French version of Studio71 would lean heavily on the programming inventory of Finder Studios, the […]

ProSiebenSat.1, TF1 Group, Mediaset found video ad exchange

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, France’s TF1 Group and Mediaset in Italy and Spain have jointly established the European Broadcaster Exchange (EBX). The exchange is designed to address advertiser demand for brand-safe environments and pan-European video campaigns, and marks a “deeper strategic collaboration” by the JV partners on developing online ad technology. The exchange will initially focus on […]

TF1 firm debuts €50m UK fund

France’s Newen Group is created a €50 million drama investment fund. TF1 Group-owned Newen will seek to invest in high-end scripted series from the UK to build up its portfolio of English-language content through sales arm Newen Distribution. To support the plan Newen has created an advisory board that includes veteran UK TV execs Nadine […]

TF1 threatens to cut signal without retrans fees

French broadcaster TF1 has warned telecom operators and pay TV operator Canal+ that it will pull its signal from their services unless they agree to pay retransmission fees, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, TF1 has threatened to withdraw its flagship channel and digital services TMC, NT1, HD1 and LCI, […]

TF1 looks to pay TV thematic channels and production to fuel growth

France’s TF1 Group plans to focus on the development of thematic targeted channels rather than rely on the advertising pull of its flagship channel and to develop its production activity as part of a new strategy aimed at returning the group to growth. The shift in emphasis comes as TF1 saw its operating profit for […]

TF1 names teleshopping and e-commerce chief

TF1 Group has named Agnès Rosoor as CEO of home shopping channels Téléshopping and Top Shopping. Rosoor, who replaces Jérôme Dillard as head of the French broadcaster’s home shopping and e-commerce activities, will report to Régis Ravanard, deputy CEO in charge of advertising and diversification at TF1 Group. “I am delighted with the appointment of […]

Mediawan to acquire AB Group as first step in Euro-content strategy

Mediawan, the media investment consortium set up by producer Pierre-Antoine Capton, Iliad Telecom founder Xavier Niel and Lazard France chief Matthieu Pigasse, is to acquire French production, channels and distribution player AB Group for €270 million. The investment group, which said that the acquisition would be a “first step towards building a leading independent premium […]