SoftAtHome’s board of directors has elected David Viret-Lange as CEO effective immediately.
French pay-television broadcaster SFR Sport, owned by Altice, has agreed a four-year rights deal to cover the World Series of Boxing.
Netia, the French Media software solutions company, has announced that its sole shareholder Globecast (part of the Orange group) has sold all its shares in the company to two French media entrepreneurs, Anthony Savelli and Vincent Benveniste.
French public broadcaster France Télévisions is set to launch its SVOD service to rival Netflix with a number of producers and distributors.
The French AB Groupe is believed to be in negotiations with several media groups, including Mediawan, a media investment vehicle owned by Xavier Niel, Matthieu Pigasse, and Pierre-Antoine Capton, according to Les Echos.
Canal+ Group and France’s Professional Football League (LFP) have signed an agreement on coverage of games in Ligue 1 and Domino’s Ligue 2.
RTL Group plans to regroup its French radio operations into Groupe M6.
Vivendi is et to launch the music video service WatchMusic in France during the first half of 2017, according to managing director Karim Ayari.
Competition is heating up in France with the news that Altice has signed exclusive distribution deals with Discovery and NBCUniversal for its French SFR cablenet and multiscreen offering.
Orange would definitely be interested in buying Canal+ if the channel were put up for sale.