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The French 24-hour news channel LCI is likely to close at the end of the year, according to Nonce Paolini, the head of TF1. This follows a controversial decision by the CSA not to allow it, along with Paris Première and Planet +, to move from a subscription to FTA, ad-funded DTT service. … [Read More...]

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