Bouygues Telecom ups target after solid first half

French service provider Bouygues Telecom “maintained good commercial momentum” in the first half of 2022 according to its parent company. The telco added 81,000 fixed-line customers in the first half of the year, taking its total base to 4.5 million. The company had 2.6 million FTTH customers at end-June 2022, thanks to 315,000 new adds […]

TF1 confirms Ykone sale as it posts solid first half numbers

French broadcaster TF1 has confirmed the sale of its majority stake in influencer marketing agency Ykone to Future Technology Retail. Completion of the sale comes as TF1 posted solid first half numbers, with 5.2% growth to €1.187 billion. Having previously said it was in exclusive talks with technology and retail investment outfit Future Technology Retail, […]

TF1-M6 merger on verge of collapse as French watchdog highlights serious concerns

The planned merger of France’s two biggest broadcasters could fall apart, with the French competition authority raising concerns. The merger of M6 and TF1 was announced in mid-2021, with the prospective tie-up looking to create a French media group “with the broadest TV, radio, digital, content production and technology offering to the benefit of all […]

TF1 secures French national football team rights

French broadcaster TF1 has struck a new deal with the French Football Federation and UEFA that gives it a series of linear and non-linear rights over the next few years until 2028. TF1 has secured from UEFA exclusive rights to the matches of the French national team spanning the UEFA Nations League, friendly matches, UEFA […]

TF1 in exclusive talks to sell Ykone influencer marketing outfit

France’s TF1 group has entered into exclusive negotiations with Future Technology Retail (FTR), a technology and retail solutions investment company subsidiary of BinDawood Holding, to sell its stake in Ykone, the broadcaster’s international influencer marketing agency. Created in 2008 and integrated in the TF1 Group in 2018, Ykone has expanded from its initial presence in […]

TF1 to sell Unify arm to publishing outfit Reworld Media

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has agreed the sale of its digital arm, Unify, to Reworld Media. The sale comes after four years of TF1 developing a digital arm built around a common technology platform and single digital advertising organisation, Unify Advertising. The latest announcement came a few days after TF1 agreed the sale of its […]

TF1 sells programmatic ad unit to HLD

French broadcaster TF1 is selling its programmatic advertising subsidiary Gamnedi to investment outfit HLD. Gamnedi specialises in programmatic media buying with a client list that includes AXA, Orange, But, Tape à l’oeil and Macif, providing digital targeting across all media and advertising formats including display advertising, video, social media, television, digital-out-of-home advertising, search engine advertising […]

7.7 million Spaniards watch Champions League Final

Real Madrid’s 1-0 Champions League Final victory over Liverpool was Spain’s most watched iteration of the final since 2014. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE said that it attracted an average audience of 7.7 million viewers, translating to a 52.8% share of all TV viewing. Viewership peaked at 8.7 million on La 1, while just shy of […]

TF1 secures home team Nations League and Euro 2024 rights

French broadcaster TF1 has secured the free-to-air rights to broadcast France’s matches in the forthcoming UEFA Nations League and Euro 2024 football competitions, and has extended its partnership with the French national team to give it privileged access to players and coach. TF1 will screen three of the next six France matches in the 2022 […]

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