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Salto on Prime Video

French SvoD service Salto, the joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, has concluded a strategic partnership with Prime Video in Europe, allowing all Amazon Prime customers to subscribe to Salto directly from Prime Video Channels as of early May 2022. For €6.99, new subscribers will have access to films, TV series, docuumentary and […]

April 14, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Merged TF1, M6 to take control of Salto

Following the May 17th 2021 announcement of the proposed merger between the TF1 and M6 groups, the France Télévisions group expressed its wish, if the merger is completed, to divest its equity interest in Salto (the subscription video on demand service launched in October 2020 and owned in equal shares by France Télévisions, TF1 and […]

March 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Salto: ‘Fewer than 300,000 subs’

French SVoD service Salto has marked its first anniversary substantially below its objective of one million subscribers in year one and is well below subscription numbers of rival services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, according to reports. Launched in October 2020 by groups TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, the joint-venture, which has […]

January 6, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: SVoD growth stalls  

The second quarter of 2021 has seen the first stall in the development of SVoD in France after a 2020 marked by a signification increase of SVoD market penetration. According to OTT figures released by NPA Conseil, SVoD’s rate of subscriptions to one service at least among French Internet users above 15 years old dipped […]

September 1, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: trials HbbTV DTT

Ramping up its digital development, Arte has launched its VoD service,, as an experimental channel on France’s DTT platform through the HbbTV standard. Authorised by TV regulatory body the CSA, the service will be trialled for an initial period of six months and will reach 23 per cent of the DTT homes owning connected […]

April 12, 2021

HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2021 this November in Paris

The 9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards will take place in Paris, France, on November 25 and 26, 2021. This was announced today by the HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes. The […]

March 31, 2021

France: Red Bee supports content management for SALTO

Red Bee Media is supporting French SVoD platform SALTO with ongoing content management services. SALTO is relying on Red Bee to deliver Digital Asset Management (DAM), Post-Production for promotional material and Quality Check of assets being added to the platform. Red Bee has implemented an efficient solution combining the company’s own cloud-based Media Gateway and […]

March 9, 2021

Salto choses Nomalab

French SV0D service Salto a joint venture between France Télévisions, M6 and TF1, has chosen the Nomalab platform. Salto launched recently, with over 10,000 hours of content. In just a few weeks prior to its launch, Salto had to provision thousands of hours of content, acquired from a wide variety of French and international content owners. […]

February 17, 2021

France: Salto is 20% of new SVoD sign-ups

French streaming service Salto, a joint-venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, captured 20 per cent of all new SVoD subscriptions during the final quarter of 2020. Managing director Thomas Follin told AFP that Salto was the third most popular platform in France, behind Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. At the end of December, press […]

February 10, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Analyst: “Bundling is next step in streaming evolution”

Bundling will characterise global TV throughout 2021 as the streaming TV boom forces a re-engineering of the TV value chain and the strategies for reaching the end viewer, according to Guy Bisson, Research Director at Ampere Analysis. The breadth of choice in the streaming

January 7, 2021