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Apple TV+ lands Drops of God

Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode acquisition of new multilingual French-Japanese drama Drops of God from Legendary Entertainment, adapted from the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by Tadashi Agi, with artwork by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha. Drops of God finds the world of gastronomy and fine wines […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Salto to close unless buyer emerges

France Télévisions has announced it is set to pull the plug on streaming service Salto, jointly created with M6 and TF1, meaning it will close unless a buyer comes forward. After TF1 and M6’s decision to exit the service in November 2022, following the failure of their planned merger, Salto looks set to shut, little […]

January 23, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Salto on the brink

French streaming platform Salto could shut its service by the end of this week according to reports in the French media. Salto went live in October 2020 co-owned by French broadcasters, TF1, France Télévisions and M6, but has failed to attract a substantial subscriber base; it currently stands at around 800,000 – far behind the […]

January 17, 2023

TF1 Rugby World Cup deal with France Télévisions, M6

France’s TF1 group has entered into a sub-licensing deal with the France Télévisions and M6 groups for the screening of 28 matches from the Rugby World Cup 2023, which takes place in France from September 8th to October 28th. Thanks to the deal, French viewers to watch the entire tournament free of charge. TF1, the […]

January 12, 2023

France Télévisions selects Globecast, Net Insight partnership

Globecast, the solutions provider for media and content management, has announced that long-time customer, France Télévisions, has turned to the company’s technology partnership with Net Insight to replace its legacy media contribution and distribution solution for the territories it serves: French Guiana; French Polynesia; Guadeloupe/Saint Martin; Martinique; Mayotte; New Caledonia; Réunion; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; […]

November 22, 2022

EPCR renews French broadcast deals

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced that its long-standing partners, beIN Sports and France Télévisions, have agreed new four-year deals which will see both broadcasters continue their coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge in the key French market. Building on their programming of the tournaments, beIN Sports will once again […]

September 9, 2022

French Senate approves TV licence fee axe

Members of the French Senate, the country’s upper legislative chamber, have approved government legislation abolishing the country’s TV licence fee. The house voted in favour of the legislation 196 votes to 147. The move follows a July vote in the lower house. The decision to axe the fee follows an election promise by President Emmanuel […]

August 2, 2022By Colin Mann

France axes PSB licence fee

French deputies have voted to end the licence fee financing PSB groups, a project that was examined as part of the corrective finance bill for 2022. The Assembly replaced its funding by a percentage of VAT for a total amount of €3.7 billion. This element of VAT will be determined annually as part of the […]

July 25, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

French PSBs to boost streaming

French PSB group France Télévisions has revealed its ambition to double its TV series line-up on digital catch-up platform france.tv. Presenting its 2022-2023 season, France Télévisions is particularly seeking to attract a younger audience to its free-of-charge video platform. According to president Delphine Ernotte-Cuni, france.tv is set to become the “leading French video platform” offering […]

July 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

EBU President & VP re-elected; new execs

Delphine Ernotte-Cunci and Petr Dvořák have been re-elected to serve a second two-year mandate as President and Vice-President of the Executive Board while UA:PBC’s Mykola Chernotytskyi and BR’s Dr Katja Wildermuth take up vacant positions on the Board. The Board was elected by the Director Generals of EBU Members at the 88th General Assembly in […]

July 1, 2022