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France: New content window rules agreed

France’s new content rights window timescales, which now include SVoD platforms, will come into operation from February 10th, following agreement between broadcasters and the movie industry. The new rules mean that Netflix will now be able to run a movie 15 months after its theatrical release, instead of the current 36 months. Pay-TV operator  Canal+, […]

January 25, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Devas will continue to collect India’s overseas assets

Last week Devas Multimedia was ordered by India’s Supreme Court to be wound up. Devas is, however, determined to use the positive backing of various non-Indian courts and tribunals to be justified in pursuing its $1.2 billion (€1.06bn) compensation claim against Antrix, the former subsidiary of India Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Matthew McGill, a partner […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Magnite promotes Selman and Ackers

Magnite has appointed Julie Selman as the Head of EMEA and Rebecca Ackers to take her place as Managing Director for UK and Nordics. As Head of EMEA at Magnite, Selman oversees the commercial strategy, planning, product requirements and business development for the entire region. She has over 15 years of experience working across the […]

January 19, 2022

Bids open for TF1/M6 DTT nets

The upcoming TF1-M6 merger entails the disposal of a number of FTA DTT networks. According to reports, the sale of kids’ service Gulli and 6ter and of entertainment channels TFX and TF1 Séries Films have been attracting bids of between €30 million and €150 million. TF1 Séries Films would be auctioned at €30 million, TFX […]

January 14, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Netflix orders Emily in Paris seasons 3 and 4

Netflix has announced that it has renewed Emily in Paris for Seasons 3 and 4. The first season of the comedy-drama was Netflix’s most viewed comedy series of 2020. Season 2 was released on December 22nd 2021 and debuted on the Global Netflix Top 10, topping the list across 94 countries with 107.6 million hours […]

January 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

IAS acquires Context

Integral Ad Science, a global player in digital media quality, has acquired Context, a Paris-based digital content classification company. Context’s artificial intelligence (AI) driven technology provides image and video classification across various digital media including social media platforms and connected TV (CTV). The acquisition builds on IAS’s current, market-leading media classification and contextual targeting capabilities. […]

January 7, 2022

Berneke named Eutelsat CEO

Eva Berneke is Eutelsat’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from January 1st 2022. She joins Eutelsat from KMD, the Danish IT and software company that is part of the NEC Group. During her tenure, she oversaw the transformation of KMD from a mainly government service provider to a modern, digital company competing in both the […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Molotov must pay €7m to M6 and cease streaming

French OTT platform Molotov has been forbidden by a Paris Court to stream M6’s channels (M6, W9, 6ter), which have been distributed without authorisation over the last three years. Molotov must also pay €7 million to M6 Group, for breaching the rights. An amount of €15,000 has been added for brand infringement, as Molotov had […]

December 10, 2021

Richard steps down at Orange

Stéphane Richard is to step down as Chairman and CEO of French telco Orange. His resignation follows his conviction by a Paris appeal court of complicity of misuse of public funds. “Following the verdict reached by the Paris Appeal Court, the Orange group’s Board of Directors met today and took note of Stéphane Richard’s decision […]

November 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Eutelsat joins Net Zero Space initiative

During the Paris Peace Forum, Eutelsat Communications announced that it is joining the Net Zero Space initiative which has been launched with support from several leading players in the space industry. The ambition of this international alliance is to create a sustainable outer space environment in 2030 by initiating immediate action to contain and mitigate […]

November 15, 2021