TF1 sees revenue rise as digital activities compensate ad decline

French commercial broadcaster TF1 saw its revenues increase by 2.1%, to €2.34 billion last year and net profits increase by 21.5% to €154.8 million, with a decline in core advertising revenues being compensated by – notably – growth in its Unify unit, which houses digital and e-commerce activities. Revenues from broadcast channels dipped slightly, with […]

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 […]

TF1 digital channels chief leaves group

Céline Nallet, director-general of TF1 digital channels TMC, TFX and TF1 Séries Films has left the group. According to the French commercial broadcaster, Nallet has left the company to pursue a new opportunity. A TF1 veteran, Nallet joined the broadcaster in January 1991 as part of the programming team, serving as head of administration and […]

TF1 licenses European Championship handball from BeIN Media

French broadcaster TF1 has licensed rights to European Championship handball for the 2020-24 period, covering three men’s and women’s competitions from BeIN Media. TF1 will be the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of the championship, airing three matches from the French tema during group stages and the semi-final and final if the French team gets through to […]

TFI and M6 secure Euro2020 rights

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have acquired exclusive free-to-air rights to air the UEFA Euro2020 competition.  The two groups have agreed to share the rights to the top 23 fixtures of the competition, comprising 12 group stage matches, including the opening matches of the French team, along with five last-16 matches, three quarter finals, […]

TF1 sees Q3 revenues slide

French commercial broadcaster TF1 saw its stock slide after posting reduced Q3 revenues. TF1 posted Q3 revenues of €469.4 million, down from €492 million for the comparable period. Advertising revenue for the group fell from €339.3 million to €322.4 million. The group’s channels took in revenues of €354.8 million, down from €363.4 million, while revenues […]

Canal+ and TF1 secure Women’s Euro 2021 rights

Free-to-air broadcaster TF1 and pay-TV outfit Canal+ have signed a deal with Uefa for the rights to the 2021 Women’s European Championship, claims a local paper. The joint deal is worth €13 million, as reported by L’Équipe. The deal is worth more than twice the €5 million paid by France Télévisions for the previous tournament […]

M6 digital chief to head up streaming service Salto

TF1 CEO Gilles Péllisson is to take the role of president of the board of Salto for two years, while operational management of the streaming outfit will be led by Thomas Follin, until now a member of the executive committee of M6. Follin, 42, took up his post on Monday. He will be tasked with […]

M6 makes ad-sales progress, TF1 sees digital revenues jump

French commercial broadcaster M6 posted respectable results for the six months to June, with revenues up 1.6% to €714.6 million and net profit up 11.2% to €88.4 million. The RTL-owned group said that advertising revenues grew by 2.3% year-on-year. TV revenue was up 1.4% to €489.5 million, outshone by radio, up 5.8% and production and […]

Free signals strong opposition to Salto streaming plan

homepInternet service provider Free has communicated its vehement opposition to parts of the French broadcasters’ plans for streaming platform Salto to the competition watchdog currently assessing the project, according to a report by Le Monde. According to the paper, Free has sent a letter to the Autorité de la Concurrence outlining its concerns about plans […]

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