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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 […]

TF1 takes majority stake in programmatic specialist

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has taken a majority stake in programmatic media specialist Gamned! as part of a strategy of developing an integrated multichannel programmatic advertising offering. TF1 said that the acquisition of a majority stake in the company, founded in 2009 by Oliver Goulon and Anthony Spinasse, would enable it to work across all […]

World Cup provides major boost for TF1

Coverage of the FIFA World Cup has helped lift French commercial broadcaster TF1’s performance for the first nine months of the year, with revenues for the period up 6.9% to €1.576 billion. Revenues for the third quarter were €492 million, compared with €431.7 million last year. Operating profit, excluding a non-recurring charge related to the […]

Histoire chief Buisson resigns

Patrick Buisson, the controversial head of TF1 Group-owned history channel Histoire, has resigned. In a short statement, TF1 said that Buisson had “significantly contributed to the development and success of the Histoire channel during the course the last 11 years” and thanked him for “his commitment during nearly 20 years of worked since his appointment […]

Sky Deutschland launches Ryder Cup pop-up channel

Sky Deutschland is launching a pop-up Ryder Cup channel that will kick off tomorrow and provide coverage of the golf tournament until October 1. In addition to the broadcast of the golf competition, viewers will be able to see highlights from previous years and magazine shows on the channel, Sky Sport Ryder Cup HD. The […]

TF1 sees boost from World Cup and Premium but costs take toll

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has posted strong first-half revenues on the back of a successful football World Cup, with revenues up 3.9% to €1.084 billion. Advertising revenues were up by 3.6% to €812.4 million, with free-to-air and digital ad revenues contributing to the growth. TF1 also reported strong pay TV growth, with revenue from other […]

TF1 in exclusive talks to buy Lagardère e-health portal

TF1 Group has entered into exclusive negotiations with Lagardère Group to take control of the latter’s online health portal Doctissimo. The health and wellbeing site, which was created in 2000 and acquired by Lagardère in 2008, focuses on health, nutrition and the family. Doctissimo, which is present in France, Spain and Italy, had an audience […]

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