Streaming platform Rakuten TV has entered the TV series landscape by launching a reality/factual entertainment channel in the UK and Crime series channels in DACH, France, Italy and Spain.
Dizi goes on Thema in France
SPI International has partnered with Thema to distribute the Dizi channel in Arabic to French network operators.
Bedrock extends 6play max to more big screens
The streaming technology company Bedrock has extended the French ad-free streaming service 6play max to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and LG connected TVs.
Czech Media Invest targets Vivendi’s Editis
Vivendi has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell 100% of Editis to IMI, a subsidiary of Czech Media Invest.
Free launches AVOD service
Iliad Group’s Free has announced the launch of OQEE Ciné, its first AVOD service.
ACE shuts down major illegal streamer in France
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Extreme-down, France’s second most popular illegal streaming and direct download site.
iliad completes bond issue
The iliad Group has successfully placed a €500 million bond issue, with the bonds maturing in seven years and paying interest at 5.625% a year.
Iliad changes management structure
The iliad Group has made changes to Free’s management structure, with Nicolas Thomas and Thomas Robin becoming Free’s CEO and CFO respectively.
RT (Russia Today) closes French operation
RT France has announced its closure following a recent round of European Union sanctions led to the freezing of its assets in the country.
Arcom explains Eutelsat decision
The Ukrainian regulator National Council has received a letter from its French counterpart Arcom informing it of its decision to send Eutelsat a notice to stop broadcasting the Russian channels […]