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CSA to launch appeal for DTT channels on Monday

French media regulator the CSA is to issue its appeal for candidates to launch six new channels on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform next Monday, CSA president Michel Boyon has announced. The move follows the decision last week by the French government to launch six new channels on the platform in place of awarding so-called bonus […]

French government abandons bonus channels plan

The French government has abandoned plans to award so-called bonus channels on the digital-terrestrial platform to the country’s commercial broadcasters as part of its plan that will see six new HD channels launch on the platform. Under plans confirmed yesterday, media regulator the CSA will launch a tender for candidates to launch new channels on […]

French government mulls expansion of free DTT offering

The French government wants to authorise the launch of six new channels on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform, according to local reports. A meeting of ministers is expected this week to take a firm decision. According to Le Figaro newspaper, the government is minded to ask regulator the CSA to launch an appeal for bids […]

TF1 reportedly ready to abandon free-to-air plan for LCI

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has abandoned its attempt to migrate its information channel LCI from pay to free-to-air on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform, according to local press. According to Le Figaro newspaper, the broadcaster is close to signing a new carriage deal with pay TV operator Canal Plus. However, the broadcaster told the paper that […]

MyTF1VOD offering US shows via Facebook

French broadcaster TF1’s video-on-demand service MyTF1VOD is making US series available via Facebook for the first time. To accompany its ‘Series en Direct des USA’ VOD offering, MyTF1VOD will provide access to shows via its Social Premium VOD Séries Facebook application. Having launched its first foray into Facebook VOD in June with a show fronted […]

L’Equipe TV looking to go free-to-air

Following TF1’s request for information channel LCI to be moved to free-to-air on France’s digital-terrestrial platform, L’Equipe TV’s owner wants to do the same for the sports channel. L’Equipe director-general François Morinière, interviewed on the Le.Buzz.Media web show from Orange and Le Figaro, said that he believed sport could be an indispensable addition to the […]

Walt Disney strikes download deals for France

The Walt Disney Company is to make a raft of its hit US series available for download in France one day after their US premiere. This comes as the international distribution arm of the Hollywood studio has struck a deal with a raft of platforms to make shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Body of Proof, […]

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