Advanced Television


ITV Studios sells content to Salto

ITV Studios has sold a range of French and English language drama to the recently launched French SVoD service, Salto. The platform which aggregates content from France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 for streaming, has acquired a range of premium scripted content produced by Tetra Media Studios, ITV Studios France (ITVS France) and Jeff Pope’s Factual […]

December 1, 2020

Salto: 100K subs in 3 weeks

French daily Le Figaro is reporting that the French PSB-backed SVoD service has signed up some 100,000 subscribers in its first three works of existence. By way of comparison, in September 2014, following its launch in France, Netflix had reached that milestone in two weeks, before additional competition made the space even more competitive. At […]

November 19, 2020By Colin Mann

Salto goes live on Oct 20

France’s Salto, the joint streaming platform co-owned by leading French broadcasters, TF1, France Télévisions and M6, will go live on October 20th, according to local reports. Salto has already started consumer testing in June with a promised launch in the autumn of this year. At launch, Salto’s catalogue will include an archived library from the […]

October 15, 2020By Chris Forrester

Pro7 and ITV likely M&A targets

Nicolas de Tavernost, CEO of French broadcaster M6 (backed by RTL Grp), has reiterated his view that a major change of European regulation is needed regarding broadcaster consolidation as he believes the headlines will be dominated by the theme over the next years. In an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, de Tavernost put forward […]

September 8, 2020

France: Entertainment market will reap long-germ gains from Covid

France’s video entertainment market is expected to gain long-term benefits from the Covid-19 pandemic, with an anticipated uplift in sector revenues which is marginally higher than previous market forecasts. That’s according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, pointing to stay-at-home requirements as a springboard for French SVoD, combined with a longer-term societal shift that will […]

August 5, 2020

HbbTV Association adds 7 new members

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services, has announcd that seven new companies have joined the industry association in the past 12 months. The new members are leading service providers, technology companies and platform operators Fincons Group, FreeWheel (Comcast International France), HiSilicon Technologies, […]

July 7, 2020

France: Salto goes beta before autumn launch

French VoD/SVoD platform Salto – a joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions – has begun its first test phase, a few months before its planned commercial launch later this year. “We’re in the starting blocks, the test phase has started on Wednesday” managing director Thomas Folin told AFP. Initially scheduled for Q1 of […]

June 3, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Grivet remains Chair of HbbTV Association

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services, has announced that Vincent Grivet (Salto) has been re-elected as its Chair. Jon Piesing (TP Vision) remains the HbbTV Association’s Vice-Chair. Both mandates are for a two-year term. Xavier Redon (Cellnex Telecom) continues to serve as […]

June 2, 2020