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TF1, Canal+ agree fresh distribution deal

November 15, 2018

By Colin Mann

Following earlier disagreements over content distribution, French commercial broadcaster TF1 have agreed a fresh, global distribution arrangement that allows the Canal + Group to include all TF1 Group channels in its offerings, as well as associated non-linear services.

It reinforces the partnership between the two groups by highlighting a proposal for enriched services on all screens for Canal+subscribers.

The deal allows subscribers to benefit from what Canal describes as “innovative” features around the TF1 Group’s programmes:

  • Catch-up MYTF1 programming with extended broadcast windows;
  • programme previews in advance of their TV broadcast;
  • new features associated with TF1 Group content;
  • 4K UHD quality broadcast in of leading event programmes.

All such programmes and new features will shortly be available in CANAL+ offerings and for the first time via myCANAL.

The agreement is accompanied by a new extended partnership between TF1 and Dailymotion.

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