French commercial broadcast groups TF1 and M6 have signed agreements relating to their proposed merger.
France’s TF1 and Free have signed an agreement renewing the distribution of all TF1’s channels (TNT and thematic), as well as non-linear services (MYTF1, TFOUMAX) on Free.
TF1, M6, Bouygues and RTL have signed agreements to enter into exclusive negotiations to merge the activities of TF1 and M6.
France’s TF1 is planning to introduce personalised newscasts by the end of the year.
France’s TF1 Group saw its broadcasting revenue slump by 9.1% in 2020.
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.
TF1 followed the pattern of broadcasters around the world as it saw audiences climb and sales fall.
The company behind the Freebox wants to put a stop to the French streaming platform Salto, before it’s even been launched.
TF1 and M6 will split the rights to UEFA Euro 2020, the two French broadcasters have announced.