Following a landmark decision by the French media authority CSA TF1’s news channel LCI will start broadcasting free-to-air on the nation’s DTT network, known locally as TNT.
In a landmark decision the French media authority CSA has ruled news channel LCI can broadcast free-to-air on the nation’s DTT network, known locally as TNT.
The French Council of State annulled media authority CSA’s refusal to allow LCI and Paris Première to go free-to-air, on procedural grounds.
France’s TF1 has suffered a major setback in its future plans – including a possible closure – of news and information-based channel LCI.
France’s TF1 has devised a new plan for its closure-threatened channel LC1.
A decision what will happen to the TF1’s information-based channel LCI will be made in the second half of this month.
UPDATED. Nonce Paolini, CEO TF1, has threatened to close down the group’s news channel LCI (La chaîne d’information) if it cannot broadcast free-to-air.
The French media authority CSA has rejected requests from two encrypted channels to go free-to-air on the digital terrestrial network.
Following a new distribution agreement between TF1 and the Canal+ Group for its news channel, the French private broadcaster has decided LCI will remain a paid for service.