Advanced Television


Banijay France names new leadership

Banijay France, part of media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay, has announced new senior leadership at ALP, with Frédéric Lussato, promoted to President and Julien Magne becoming Managing Director. Both roles are effective immediately in line with Alexia Larouche-Joubert’s promotion to CEO, Banijay France. Lussato, who previously served as Managing Director, ALP, has been upped to […]

September 1, 2023

TF1 suffers ad decline

TF1 Group consolidated revenue for H1 2023 was €1.038 billion down €106.6 million compared to H1 2022. Group advertising revenue was €746.4 million down by €48.3 million (-6.1%) in H1, with a -5.4% change in Q2 2023. Revenue from Newen (programme distribution) totalled €133.7 million, down €24.7 million year-on-year. Current operating profit amounted to €152.3 […]

July 28, 2023

TF1 selects WSC Sports to power Top Chrono

French TV media Group TF1 has selected WSC Sports, and its AI-driven technology, to power its automated real-time and on-demand sports content requirements. WSC Sports’ technology will underpin TF1’s recently announced ‘Top Chrono’ function, available exclusively to users of its MYTF1 streaming platform. Top Chrono offers viewers of events such as the upcoming Men’s Rugby […]

July 13, 2023

France Télévisions calls for broadcaster resistance of streamers

French PSB France Télévisions, which has recently been criticised by commercial TV groups for challenging them in terms of ad revenues and editorial strategy, has called on TF1, M6, Canal+ and Altice to ‘stand together’. “It’s our responsibility not to let the platforms impose a kind of cultural uniformity and not to let social networks […]

July 12, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Tf1 France, Vox Germany order local versions of My Mum, Your Dad

TF1 in France and Vox in Germany are the next major broadcasters to announce their editions of My Mum, Your Dad, the second-chance dating format created by father-daughter duo Greg Daniels and Haley Daniels with ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, originally for HBO Max. ITV Studios France and ITV Studios Germany will produce the series in […]

July 6, 2023

TF1 targets European free streaming lead

Following the closure of French SVoD service Salto, commercial broadcaster TF1 Group has revealed plans to accelerate into free streaming and become a francophone leader in terms of family events and news, without abandoning the TV screen. CEO Rodolphe Belmer confirmed his ambitions for the MyTF1 platform at a press conference in Paris revealing the […]

June 30, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

ATS Team promotes Sanz to COO

International production company and production services provider, The ATS Team has announced its appointment of Danny Sanz as COO. Previously MD and EVP Production, Sanz’s new role as COO will see him lead the continued international expansion of The ATS Team, with a focus on the US, Europe and Latin America production markets. Sanz will […]

March 28, 2023

TF1 reveals free streaming strategy

Incoming CEO Rodolphe Belmer has revealed that the French commercial group is looking to become the leading free streaming platform for family entertainment and news, both on linear and VoD. Speaking at Series Mania in Lille, Belmer has confirmed a key digital expansion towards free-of-charge streaming. With SVoD service Salto, a joint-venture with M6 and […]

March 24, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: M6, TF1 DTT renewed; SIX thwarted

As widely expected, French TV regulator Arcom has renewed both TF1 and M6’s FTA DTT licences, with their two frequencies set to expire on May 5th. Media entrepreneur Xavier Niel, owner of telecom group Iliad (Free) who had proposed SIX, a linear TV project to replace M6, was unsuccessful following a February 15th hearing of […]

February 23, 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