According to Les Echos, neither of the parties wish to comment on the deal, while other operators, including Free, Orange, SFR and Canal+, are in no hurry to reach agreements with Salto.
The service, which offers over 10,000 hours of series, films, documentaries and costs from €6.99 a month to receive, is operated by France Télévisions, TF1 and M6, while Bouygues Télécom is the parent company of TF1.
Some operators say that Salto has asked them manage subscribers and for an unsuitable remuneration. In France, they typically charge 30% to distribute a channel, while Salto’s demands “were far from this level”. However, negotiations are still continuing and their stance is likely to soften if Salto succeeds in establishing itself in the market.
Significantly, Bouygues Télécom was also the first French operator to sign an agreement with Netflix when it launched in the country.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, Salto secured over 100,000 users in its first three weeks of operation.