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.
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.