Al-Jazeera’s sports channels in France, BeIN Sport 1 and 2, have attracted over 1 million subscribers since their launch earlier this year.
The French media authority CSA has now published the official roadmap for the rollout of the two new HD multiplexes R7 and R8.
With just 40,000 paying subscribers, the French DTT pay platform TV Numeric will probably close down its services at the end of the year.
MIPCOM 2012 – Cannes. Swiss-based iConcerts has struck a partnership deal with Universal Music France, snapping up a selection of the label’s music programmes that are set to air on the iConcerts HDTV channel.
French service provider Free has had a huge impact on its rivals in recent months following the launch of its mobile service.
Vivendi’s telecom subsidiary SFR is in talks with the leading French cable operator Numéricable, according to local press reports.
French communications regulator ARCEP has said government needs to define the contours of new television market regulation.
The French Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) will decide before October 23 on the case about the Canal+ and TPS merger.
MIPCOM 2012 – Cannes. French based Lagardère Entertainment has unveiled its new B2B portal to find out more about the 19 production and distribution companies that make up the group.
The launch of six new HD channels on the French terrestrial system is to be accompanied by a new law, designed to ensure all receivers sold are capable of receiving the HD format.