France: Netflix original FTA on TF1
April 20, 2016
Netflix has announced that the first two episodes of its original series Marseille will be broadcast on French TV channel TF1 on May 12th – a week after all 8 episodes of the series debut globally online.
‘We’re delighted to be collaborating with TF1 to showcase the first two episodes of Marseille, the first French original series from Netflix,’ said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International original series at Netflix. ‘We’re proud to support French culture and thrilled to be able to provide the millions of TF1 viewers this special treat. By releasing all 8 episodes to Netflix members on May 5th, we’re excited to share Marseille with our global audience.’
Fabrice Bailly, Director of TF1 programs adds: ‘TF1 aims to provide viewers with major fiction programming, and is carrying out an ambitious policy of investment in original French productions. Marseille is a stunning, cinematic, series, supported by well-known and appreciated talent. We are very excited to share these two first episodes with our viewers, in prime time, thanks to this partnership with Netflix.’