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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 […]

Molotov reportedly looking for buyer

French OTT TV service Molotov is looking for a buyer, according to local reports, with Orange potentially in the frame to step in. According to business news service BFMTV, citing unnamed sources, Orange and other telcos are circling Molotov for a potential bid, following the failure of talks between the OTT service and the trio […]

TF1 completes acquisition of Newen

TF1 has completed the acquisition of the shares in Newen Studios it did not already own following a green light from the French competition watchdog and has confirmed Bibiane Godfroid as president of the production outfit. Godfroid, who was previously head of programmes at commercial broadcaster M6 and worked in senior roles at Fremantle France, […]

TF1 taps Harmonic for Ultra HD

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has tapped video technology outfit Harmonic to deploy an Ultra HD contribution and distribution solution to broadcast live sports events, including the world’s largest football tournament and a premier motor racing championship. TF1 will use Harmonic’s platform to deliver live UHD coverage of premium sports competitions directly to French service providers. […]

French broadcasters combine forces in major OTT TV plan

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 Group and public broadcaster France Televisions have teamed up to launch a joint national OTT TV platform, Salto. The trio plan to launch a joint offering with a variety of programming genres including news and debate, magazine programmes, special events, sports, entertainment and French homegrown drama as well as […]

Free signs up for TF1 4K ahead of World Cup

French broadcaster TF1 will make 28 matches from the FIFA World Cup in Russia available in 4K UHD on a new TF1 4K channel via Iliad Telecom/Free’s Freebox Mini 4K, according to the service provider. TF1’s agreement to distribute the 4K channel on Free follows similar deals with Altice France and Bouygues Telecom. Orange, with […]

TF1 management shuffle puts emphasis on digital and innovation

French broadcaster TF1 has announced a series of management appointments, including giving Christine Bellin, director of strategy, development and transformation, overall control of the group’s digital and innovation activities. These encompass direct-to-consumer activities such as MyTF1, LCI.fr, TfouMax and MYTF1VOD, along with advertising technology, data and digital marketing, and innovation related to startups, and TF1’s […]

TF1 completes Aufeminin acquisition

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has completed the acquisition of female lifestyle digital media provider Aufeminin Group from Axel Springer and named Olivier Abecassis as CEO of the unit. Following regulatory approval, TF1 has completed the purchase of a 78.07% majority stake in the group from Axel Springer at a price of €39.47 a share and […]

TF1 secures carriage deal with Free

France’s TF1 Group has put the final piece in place to secure universal fixed-line IPTV distribution after striking a deal with Iliad Telecom/Free. As with previous deals, TF1 said the agreement with Free covered both its linear channels and associated non-linear services, with Free subscribers set to benefit from “innovative functionality” from new services. The […]

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