The main French football league, Ligue de Football Professional, has condemned the illegal broadcast piracy of opening games of Ligue 1 by Saudi Arabia-based beoutQ and escalates the theft of its rights to the Directorate General for Trade at the European Commission.
As viewers continue to shift to viewing television content on an on-demand basis, TV and video consumption is changing across the leading five European markets: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Lionsgate will launch Starzplay branded channels in France, Italy and Spain in addition to the previous launches in the UK and Germany.
France’s National Commission for Computing and Freedom (CNIL) has fined the video platform Dailymotion €50,000 for failing to secure its customers’ personal data.
France was the star performer for Altice’s European operations in the second quarter. What is more, the number of customers in the country increased by over 500,000 in the first half of the year.
France’s SFR has launched a new decoder designed to facilitate access to all its premium content on all TVs.
The French OTT platform Molotov is looking for fresh money in order to continue operating, according to reports in various French media.
DTT remains highly popular in France, with nearly seven out of ten (68%) of the population accessing services directly via a TV or box connected to DTT (‘TNT’).
The Russian regulator Roskomnadzor has accused France 24 of breaking the country’s media laws.
France’s TF1 has chosen to take legal action against Canal+ after failing to reach an agreement on the terms of its channels’ distribution on the Canal (ex CanalSat) bouquet.