Advanced Television


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 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, is set to become the “leading French video platform” offering […]

July 8, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Extreme E, Dubai Sports renew partnership

Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, has renewed its broadcast partnership with Dubai Sports that will see the sport for purpose championship screened live across the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Africa for Season 2. Extreme E will continue to highlight the impact climate change has had on the planet, whilst […]

January 24, 2022

France: ‘Les VODays’ initiative

Home entertainment trade body the Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI), and French organisation the Syndicat de l’Edition Vidéo Numérique (SEVN), are launching ‘Les VODays’, a new week-long digital campaign across nine of the top digital retailer platforms. Films from Universal Pictures Video France, Sony Pictures Entertainment France, SND Films & WarnerMedia France will be available during Les VODays campaign. […]

January 17, 2022By Colin Mann

MYTF1 MAX OTT launches, Salto sale?

French commercial broadcaster TF1 group is launching MYTF1 MAX, saying it is the first ad-free extended catch-up offer available on PCs, mobiles and tablets, and on TV sets via the cast function. The move comes as its merger with M6 moves forward and executives at fellow Salto shareholder France Télévisions tell the French press they […]

December 1, 2021

TF1 trials MyTf1 OTT and pay versions

TF1 has announced the testing of an OTT, pay and ad-free beta version – an offshoot of its catch-up TV platform MyTF1. Created as an enhanced catch-up TV service, MYTf1 Max went live this week at a price of €2.99 per month for the first year (thereafter €3.99) and is set to adapt to viewers’ […]

October 14, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

MyTF1 adds Stream to AVoD offering

French on-demand platform MyTF1 has enhanced its AVoD offering with the launch of a new OTT service called Stream with 9,000 hours of content – tripling TF1’s AVoD line-up. Available via the homepage of MyTF1, Stream allow users to search and watch videos across several genres. Since June 25th, the service has been offering some […]

June 30, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

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