French cablenet SFR says nothing has changed after French commercial network TF1 pulled its MYTF1 catch-up services.
Orange is taking its dispute with TF1 to the French court of commerce, claiming the private broadcaster is misusing its dominant position on the viewers and advertising market.
The Belgian media authority CSA has asked its French counterpart to review its draft convention authorising TF1 to carry local advertising windows in Belgium.
Discovery Communications Deutschland wants to operate the German Eurosport channels no longer under French, but German broadcast licences as part of an extension of its channel family for the Bundesliga coverage.
TF1 Group, ProSiebenSat.1 (Germany), and Mediaset (Italy and Spain) are establishing in equal shares the European Broadcaster Exchange (EBX) to address the demand for pan-European video campaigns at scale.
A carriage fee dispute looms in France as TF1 threatens to withdraw channels from IPTV platforms.
German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has founded a digital media alliance with its European counterparts TF1 Group (France) and Mediaset (Italy).
The French AB Groupe is believed to be in negotiations with several media groups, including Mediawan, a media investment vehicle owned by Xavier Niel, Matthieu Pigasse, and Pierre-Antoine Capton, according to Les Echos.
Orange, MyTF1VOD and Netflix were the biggest winners in France’s VOD market in 2015.
Following a landmark decision by the French media authority CSA TF1’s news channel LCI will start broadcasting free-to-air on the nation’s DTT network, known locally as TNT.