TF1 says Molotov jumped the gun after the streaming service announced it would cease the retransmission of TF1 group’s free-to-air channels for free, and instead only offer them in its pay packages.
French streaming platform Salto has won a significant legal battle against challenger telco Free.
France Télévisions and TF1 are claiming compensation of more than €40 million from Canal+.
Four French DTT channels could find themselves with new owners following the merger of TF1 and M6.
The Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has acquired a 5% stake in the French broadcaster TF1.
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”.
TF1, which has broadcast the all but one Rugby World Cup tournaments since 1991, has announced the renewal of its partnership with World Rugby.
France’s TF1 has reported a 28% year-on-year increase in sales to €1.1 billion in the first half of 2021.
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.