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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French broadcaster TF1 has withdrawn its objectives for the 2021 financial year and has definitively said it will not pay a dividend for 2019 after the coronavirus crisis impacted it heavily in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, […]

‘French Netflix’ Salto launch likely to be delayed till autumn

The full launch of ‘French Netflix’ Salto could be delayed until the autumn, but a soft-launch of the service – a JV between France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 Group – is still on the cards for June 3, as initially planned. A spokesman for Salto told French press that the impact of the coronavirus crisis […]

TF1 suspends financial objectives as Coronavirus hits ads and production

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has said that its performance this year will be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, with cancellations of advertising campaigns across key industry sectors and a halt to production activity, and said it was continuously analysing its cost base to look for further ways to save money. The group said it […]

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