The disposal of the Orange Cinema series is part of the conditions in the approval by the French Competition Authority of the acquisition of Direct 8 and Direct Star by the Canal+ Group.
Canal+ is set to invest EUR120 million into its recently acquired free-to-air channel Direct 8, according to local press reports in order to turn it into a higher profile channel.
Google’s YouTube is set to launch 13 channels in France, with producers including Endemol, Capa and auFeminin, in October.
French private broadcaster M6 is launching a new second screen application called Devant ma TV (in front of my TV).
The French media authority CSA has now issued the licences to the six new HD terrestrial channels.
French broadcast regulator Le Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has confirmed plans for three new pay-TV channels on the country’s DTT system.
Bruno Lasserre, President of the French competition authority (l’Autorité de la concurrence), has suggested Canal+ should be subject to a wholesale must offer order that would make the premium channel available to other platforms.
France Telecom’s new CEO Stephane Richard has unveiled a new five-year action plan, called Conquêtes 2015 (conquests 2015), in which the Group will turn to its core business, networks, and will reduce its involvement in the television content business.
The French public broadcaster France Televisions will launch its new catch-up TV portal, Fluzz.fr, on Monday, July 5.
Eutelsat Communications has appointed Andrew Wallace as chief commercial officer, to head up its overall sales and marketing activities.