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Salto arrives on digital-terrestrial platform

Salto, the streaming JV between French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 and  public broadcaster France Télévisions, has arrived on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. The launch of the service to connected digital-terrestrial screens using the HbbTV standard follows approval of the move by regulator the CSA. The watchdog approved Salto’s arrival on DTT for a provisional […]

TF1 extends partnership with Orange to cover targeted ads and premium ad-free on-demand

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has extended its partnership with Orange through two new agreements covering targeted advertising and enhanced digital services. The targeted advertising deal, which comes into force in January, will see the broadcaster’s advertising arm, TF1 PUB, offer its clients targeted advertising campaigns on its linear channel across Orange’s base of TV customers, […]

Salto close to Bouygues Telecom deal

French Netflix rival Salto is on the verge of striking its first ISP distribution deal with Bouygues Telecom, according to financial daily Les Echos. The paper cited an unnamed source who said that securing carriage with ISPs, via whose boxes the majority of French consumers watch TV, was vital for Salto, which would struggle to […]

Mediapro to launch mobile-only Téléfoot offer

Mediapro’s new pay TV Ligue 1 channel Téléfoot will be offered as a mobile-only subscription offering. Announced in June, the channel comes as a partnership between Spanish rights agency Mediapro and French broadcaster TF1 and utilises the branding of the iconic soccer show broadcast since 1977. The mobile only app will cost €14.90 per month […]

TF1 revamps 4K UHD channel

French broadcaster TF1 is to revamp 4K UHD channel on August 23 and has said that the offering will be distributed by Orange and Bouygues Telecom. The TF1 4K channel will be available on Orange channel 996 and Bouygues Telecom – TF1’s sister company under joint parent Bouygues Group – channel 37. The channel will […]

TF1 and M6 feel the impact of COVID-19

French broadcaster TF1 has withdrawn its objectives for the 2021 financial year and has definitively said it will not pay a dividend for 2019 after the coronavirus crisis impacted it heavily in the first half. Overall net revenues for the group were 22.9% lower than for the same period last year at €883.5 million, and […]

Salto begins test phase ahead of autumn launch

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

Mediapro and TF1 team up to launch Téléfoot channel

Spanish rights agency Mediapro and TF1 are partnering to launch a new channel called Téléfoot. An extension of the french football programme of the same name that has been broadcast by TF1 since 1977, the four year partnership is described as an “unprecedented agreement” in coverage of Ligue 1. The channel will offer live and […]

TF1 reportedly planning to shut down TVOD service

French commercial broadcaster TF1 plans to shut down its transactional VOD service MYTF1VOD by the end of July, according to report by local business title Capital. According to the report, which doesn’t name its sources, the broadcaster is looking to transfer rights with producers that run beyond the cut-off date of the end of July […]

French watchdog rejects Molotov complaint against broadcasters

The French competition watchdog, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has rejected a complaint by OTT TV provider Molotov that commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 colluded to freeze the platform out as a distributor of their channels in favour of Salto, the planned joint streaming venture between them and public broadcaster France Télévisions. According to Molotov, […]

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