France’s Molotov has signed an agreement with the M6 Group to distribute the M6, W9, 6Ter and Gulli channels, as well as the catch-up and bonus content, ending a long-running dispute between streaming platform and broadcaster.
French streaming platform Salto has won a significant legal battle against challenger telco Free.
Four French DTT channels could find themselves with new owners following the merger of TF1 and M6.
The President of the French communications regulator Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel has said it is natural” and “understandable” that media players should want to “get their act together”.
French commercial broadcast groups TF1 and M6 have signed agreements relating to their proposed merger.
TF1, M6, Bouygues and RTL have signed agreements to enter into exclusive negotiations to merge the activities of TF1 and M6.
Bertelsmann is considering the sale of its French commercial TV network M6.
The international version of French entertainment channel M6 has launched in Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
French streaming service Molotov is facing a downside to its increasing popularity as users top 13 million.
Kabelio, a new TV package for Swiss DTH satellite households, will launch on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) on October 15, 2020, featuring both domestic and international channels such as ARD, ZDF, ORF, TF1, BBC and ITV.