France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have announced plans to launch a new OTT platform.
Molotov is suing the M6 Group over its demand that the OTT platform should pay for the distribution of its free-to-air channels.
New catch-up services are part of an extended agreement between Canal+ Group and M6.
A comprehensive new agreement for the distribution of M6 Group channels and their associated services to SFR (Altice) subscribers has been welcomed by both sides.
RTL Group revenue increased by 2.8% to €4,350 million (January to September 2016: €4,230 million), reaching a new record level.
RTL Group’s digital revenue1 continued to show very dynamic growth, up 48.3% to €178 million during the first quarter of the year (Q1/2016: €120 million).
RTL Group plans to regroup its French radio operations into Groupe M6.
Plans by Orange, TF1, M6 and France Télévisions to launch a French Netflix-type service have been scrapped.
Canal+ and M6 have renewed their multi-year distribution agreement.
A number of French thematic channels have closed down during the past few days, including ones operated by M6 and TF1. But pubcaster France Télévision is gearing up to launch its own digital 24/7 news channel.