The agreement covers free-to-air broadcasts from M6, W9, 6ter and thematic channels Paris Première, Téva, M6 Music, M6 Boutique, Best of Shopping and Girondins TV, as well as the 6play service.
In addition to the catch-up television services already available under the previous agreement, SFR subscribers will now have access to on demand content for between 7 and 30 days, going beyond the monthly period for selected programmes; series stacking will grant access to all episodes during a shows run; while restart will allow viewers to join a show at the beginning,
M6 Group’s anticipated new enhanced TV service, is also included.
Nicolas de Tavernost, Chairman of the Executive Board of M6 Group, said: ” We are delighted with the signing of this ground-breaking partnership, which has been concluded after tough negotiations on both sides. The result is a balanced agreement that highlights the value of M6 Group’s programmes and technological innovations, which will be available to SFR subscribers from the beginning of 2018.”
Alain Weill, Chairman and CEO of SFR, added: “SFR is pleased to have reached an agreement with M6 and now SFR subscribers will benefit from these new high-value added services and programmes. Increasingly popular with viewers, these on-demand programmes enable SFR to provide an enhanced and innovative offering and to further improve the experience for its customers.”
The agreement also includes the assumption by M6 Group of the transmission costs of the free-to-air channels.