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TF1’s Auféminin acquisition and telco deals fuel growth

French broadcaster TF1’s new Unify digital unit centred around its acquisition of Auféminin, together with its success in securing advantageous agreements with the country’s main distributors saw its revenues jump by 7.3% to €2.88 billion last year. On the back of these results, TF1 has set the goal of achieving an overall double-digit operating margin […]

TF1 brings digital activities together under Abecassis

French broadcaster TF1 is bringing its digital activities together in a new division, Unify, under digital and innovation chief and Auféminin CEO Olivier Abecassis. Unify will comprise all of TF1’s new digital activities except its OTT and Replay TV services, bringing together the Auféminin group of websites – including Auféminin, Marmiton and MyLittleParis – e-health […]

TF1 in negotiations for sale of tele-shopping unit

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has entered into exclusive negotiations with former Teleshopping CEO Jérôme Dillard to sell the commercial activities of teleshopping channel Tele-Achat. The broadcaster said that as the sector was in the midst of a transformation, it had decided to give up operating control of Tele-Achat – encompassing sourcing of products, commercialisation and […]

TF1 strikes distribution deal with Videofutur

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has struck a new distribution deal with Videofutur, the Netgem-backed outfit that provides linear and on-demand services over public fibre networks. The deal will see free-to-air channels TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Series Films and LCI distributed over Videofutur’s network along with on-demand content associated with these channels. The agreement provides Videofutur […]

Mediaset reportedly looking to Spain as first step in European strategy

Mediaset may move to consolidate its Spanish operation as the first step of a strategy to create a pan-European TV powerhouse, according to Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore. According to the newspaper, the Italian broadcaster is mulling a plan to acquire the 48.4% of Mediaset España that it does not already own as […]

Canal+ seals deal for new windowing regime

Canal+ and other French television broadcasters signed a new windowing agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry just ahead of the Christmas break, enabling it to make movies available on its service between six and eight months after their theatrical release for the first time. Canal+ said that the agreement recognised its unique position […]

French broadcasters slam YouTube campaign against Article 13

French broadcasters and organisations representing rightsholders have banded together to condemn what they describe as Google and YouTube’s “massive and unprecedented campaign of disinformation” against the EU’s revised copyright directive, currently at the stage of ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Council, Parliament and the Commission. In an open letter that thanked French culture minister Franck […]

France Télévisions to cease putting shows on YouTube as Canal+ reveals new VOD plan

France Télévisions is going to stop distributing complete programmes on YouTube, following director-general Delphine Ernotte’s earlier move to no longer distribute content on Netflix. Taking part in a discussion on the future of television at an event organised by Les Echos and France Info – and sponsored by Google – at the end of last […]

TF1 secures handball deal with BeIN Media

French broadcaster TF1 has struck a deal with pay TV outfit BeIN Sports to acquire the rights to air a number of matches from IHF World Championship handball tournaments from 2019-25, for both men’s and women’s events. TF1 will be the exclusive free-to-air distributor of the Championship, and will air three matches featuring the French […]

Canal+ and TF1 finally bury the hatchet with new deal

Vivendi-owned French pay TV outfit Canal+ and commercial broadcaster TF1 have finally buried the hatchet and struck a new global distribution deal. The pair said that the agreement would see Canal+ integrate all of TF1’s channels and associated non-linear services in its offerings. The deal will enable Canal+ subscribers to view TF1 programming on the […]

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