Advanced Television


TF1/M6 merger under threat?

A report in French newspaper Le Figaro quotes the nation’s Association of Advertisers (UDM) saying that they do not see TV advertising and digital advertising as substitutable. This is perceived as a negative for the proposed merger between French commercial TV broadcaster TF1 and smaller rival M6. A note from investment bank Exane/BNPP says that […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

France: SVoD levy decree operative July 1

SVoD services Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video will soon be obliged to dedicate between 20 per cent and 25 per cent of their annual turnover to content creation in France. The decree relates to on-demand audiovisual media services and streamers, whether they are French or foreign platforms, and has been published in the French […]

June 24, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Eutelsat explains non-removal of China’s CGTN

Eutelsat has explained why it cannot itself remove China’s controversial news channel CGTN which has been criticised by many countries, including the UK’s Ofcom regulator. China Global Television Network (CGTN), on April 10th, welcomed the acknowledgement of Ofcom that CGTN’s right to broadcast in Europe falls under French jurisdiction, which perhaps paves the way for […]

April 13, 2021

France: Canal+ gets 3 more years on pay DTT

French TV regulatory body CSA has renewed Canal+’s pay DTT frequency for three further years, to December 6th 2023. The call for bids was initially issued with a duration of 10 years. When this was revealed by the CSA, Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada requested a reduced period owing to the constant evolution of the TV […]

December 7, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris