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France Télévisions

france tv chooses GV’s Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer

Grass Valley, a provider of live production solutions, has announced that French National Public TV Broadcaster, france tv, has selected its next-generation Kaleido KIP-X240 IP Multiviewer as part of an enterprise wide transition from SDI to SMPTE-2110 (ST-2110). The france tv group, which includes five national, 24 regional channels and nine overseas channels, has taken […]

May 28, 2024

Hulu, European Alliance, A+E Media Group partner on The Kollective

The Kollective (6 x 60’) has begun production and today announces its cast. Produced by Submarine (Undone; Apollo 10 ½, Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World) and created by Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah, ZeroZeroZero), Maddalena Ravagli (Gomorrah) and Submarine’s Femke Wolting, the series is commissioned by The European Alliance and will be distributed worldwide by A+E Media Group. Taking audiences around the world from Budapest […]

January 31, 2024

TF1 files France Télévisions state aid complaint

French commercial broadcaster TF1 group has filed a complaint with the European Commission for “illegal state aid” against PSB group France Télévisions. The abolition of the TV licence fee, to be replaced by the allocation of a portion of VAT, is at the heart of TF1’s argument, according to Le Figaro. “This change in financing […]

January 23, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Olympic Channel for France Télévisions

As official TV host to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, France Télévisions is aiming to give higher visibility to its digital platform france.tv. On May 8th, the day when the Olympic Torch is set to arrive in Marseille, the French PSB group will launch The Olympic Channel. While linear channels France 2 and France 3 […]

January 15, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France 2, France 3 to be Olympics exclusive

The schedules of France 2 and France 3, French PSB group France Télévisions’ main networks, are set to be dominated by Olympic Games coverage during July and August 2024. With the exception of news bulletins and Sunday morning religious programmes, the Games will take up all broadcast slots of both channels, the official TV hosts […]

November 28, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Impossible Factual announces two historical films for UK channels

UK indie Impossible Factual announces it has completed production on two history documentaries for UK and international broadcasters. The Lost Scrolls of Vesuvius (60’) has been picked up by Channel 5. The Cambridgeshire Crucifixion (60’) which has delivered to PBS, Arte and SBS and has been picked up by BBC4 and is set to TX […]

November 24, 2023

Study: €500m hit in French TV piracy

Illegal viewing is estimated to account for €500 million in revenue loss a year for French thematic channels. Trade body A.C.C.e.S suggest that some 5.1 per cent of the population use illegal streaming platforms and IP boxes to access thematic content. This represents a loss of €63 per year, per individual, according to the study […]

November 20, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France Télévisions chooses Eutelsat for UHD

Eutelsat, already one of the two defacto suppliers of French television signals, has been selected to transmit UHD signals for France Télévisions. Eutelsat has been a strong supporter of 4K transmissions and has consistently backed UHD development for programme production and transmission. Canal Plus and its multi-channel offering, uses signals from rival satellite operator SES. […]

November 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Coop Troop goes global

Children’s television producer Sixteen South alongside co-production partner Mikros have announced a raft of new sales for their new animated series, Coop Troop, following its recent UK debut on ITVX. In addition to ITVX, the 52 x 11’  deluxe CGI animation, aimed at kids aged 6-9, has been acquired by ABC Australia, RTE Ireland, SVT […]

November 8, 2023

Paris 2024 4K broadcast on France 3

French PSB group France Télévisions is to broadcast the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in UHD 4K on FTA DTT channel France 3, but only France 2 will continue offering 4K content thereafter. The agreement granted by regulatory body Arcom follows regular trials conducted by France Télévisions during recent Roland-Garros Tennis Opens. Tests in […]

October 27, 2023From Pascale-Paoli Lebailly in Paris