STORY UPDATED. Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports is claiming a major victory after it announced that a French court had found Arabsat to be involved in the alleged piracy operation beoutQ.
In France, seven people will appear in court for illegally offering for two million episodes of TV series.
Lagardere SCA has confirmed that it has signed a contract with the M6 Group for the sale of its television business.
In France, IPTV confirmed its position as the first means of reception (all sets combined), with 56.7% of households equipped with at least one television set, just ahead of DTT reception (53.7%).
Netflix is by far the most popular VOD service in France with a 57.3% of users report having watched a programme on the platform, an increase of 11.3%. Orange is runner-up, with only 19.1%(-2.6%), followed by MyTF1 VOD with 18.5% (+0.4%).
The new Apple TV app, which brings together all the ways to watch TV into one app, is available starting today in over 100 countries across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs.
Altice’s takeover of Molotov looks like being in jeopardy, according to French newspaper Les Echos.
Mediametrie’s The Global SVOD study reveals that 5.5 million French people aged four years and older use an SVOD service daily, i.e. 9% of the population.
TDF and Enensys have concluded a strategic partnership aimed at boosting the development of innovative solutions for targeted advertising on Digital Terrestrial TV.
Delphine Ernotte, president of France Télévisions, reaffirmed her determination to launch the common SVOD platform with M6 and TF1, Salto.