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Gilles Pélisson

Belmer to head TF1

Rodolphe Belmer, formerly CEO at Canal+ and Eutelsat, is to join French commercial PSB TF1 as Director General. The move follows the failure of the attempted merger between TF1 and fellow PSB M6. Gilles Pélisson, currently Chairman and Director General, will propose Belmer’s appointment at the company’s Board meeting on October 27th. On this date, […]

September 23, 2022By Colin Mann

TF1, M6 “exclusive” merger talks

Groupe TF1, Groupe M6, Groupe Bouygues and RTL Group have signed agreements to enter into exclusive negotiations to merge the activities of Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 and create a major French media group. They say the new group would be well positioned to master the challenges arising from the accelerating competition with global platforms, […]

May 18, 2021By Colin Mann

TF1 profits down threefold

Impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and a decline in the ad market, French commercial broadcaster TF1 group has posted a net profit result down to €55 million in 2020 instead of €154.8 million the previous year. Consolidated revenue reached €2.082 billion, down 11 per cent and the current operating profit margin established at 9.1 per […]

February 12, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Mediapro teams up with TF1 for Telefoot

As of August 2020, for the long-awaited return of France’s premier football championship, La Ligue, French football will have a new home; the Telefoot channel. Content producer and rightsholder Mediapro Group and French commercial  broadcaster TF1 Group have signed what they say is an “unprecedented” agreement. This four-year, renewable partnership is based on three fundamental […]

June 2, 2020By Colin Mann