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Molotov offers free-subscriptions to Salto subs

French streaming service Molotov has announced it will offer a one-year free subscription to Salto’s previous customers, as the streaming joint-venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions has closed its service, just two years after its launch. Salto’s subscribers will be given free access to Molotov’s extended offering, commitment free, if they register on Molotov’s […]

March 27, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Salto closure confirmed

French public service broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have decided to close the Salto streaming service. After a number of delays, finally launching in October 2020, Salto currently claims some one million subscribers, who have signed up for an offer that “combines the best of French drama with iconic daily shows and exclusive all-new […]

February 16, 2023By Colin Mann

TF1, M6 profits down; €92.2m Salto hit

TF1 and M6 have both posted Full Year 2022 numbers which show a decline in profit mainly attributed to their failed merger and expected closure of joint streaming platform Salto, operated with France Télévisions. M6 reported 2022 consolidated revenue at €1.3 billion, down 2.4 per cent year on year and an EBITA at €334.4 million […]

February 15, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

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

Amazon mulls Salto deal

Amazon is reportedly interested in buying struggling French streamer Salto. Canal+ is already in the frame as a possible rescuer and now Amazon has indicated to TF1 and M6 that it is also interested in a potential buy. Amazon already distributes Salto on its Prime Video service in France and would add the 800,000 or […]

November 30, 2022

Salto sell-off nears

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have confirmed their intention to exit SVoD platform Salto, co-owned with fellow PSB France Télévisions. After the collapse of their planned merger, the supervisory board of both groups are understood to have decided to sell their shares, two years after the launch of the service.At a time when France […]

November 21, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Salto future in balance

French streaming service owned by TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, could be sold or shut down if no buyer is forthcoming. Launched in 2020 the streamer is an effort to give subscribers a local alternative to and other global providers. Priced at €7-13 Salto has around one million subscribers, paying between €7 and €13 per […]

November 15, 2022

France : Salto unveils one-price subscription  

Following the collapse of the planned TF1-M6 merger, SVoD service Salto – the joint venture between PSBs France Télévisions, the TF1 Group and the Groupe M6 – has raised its subscription fee, opting for a €7.99 one-price, commitment-free monthly package (or €69.90 a year). The platform is now making its content, both exclusive and catch-up […]

November 11, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Report: What is holding back European TV projects?

As traditional TV networks revenues continue their decline in favour of digital, global groups from the US reach records in attention captured across OTT platforms in Europe: Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Warner Bros Discovery and Comcast together gathered 73 per cent of European SVoD subscriptions and Alphabet and Meta alone concentrated around half of Europe’s […]

November 8, 2022