Deutsche Telekom orders first original series


German pay TV provider Deutsche Telekom (DT) has commissioned its first original series, a French-coproduced comedy. The move into original production is a “logical step”… Read more

France’s NRJ looking to sell Towercast transmission outfit


French radio and TV group NRJ is planning to sell its transmission arm, Towercast, and aims to raise over €300 million from the sale, according… Read more

Médiamétrie adds Molotov to multi-screen measurement

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France’s audience measurement organisation, Médiamétrie, has included digital service Molotov into its ‘four screen TV’ ratings. From this month Médiamétrie will measure the 14 channels… Read more

Google in new deal with rightsholders to combat piracy in France


Google has signed an agreement with French antipiracy group l’Association de Lutte Contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA) whereby YouTube will enable ALPA to identify potential… Read more

Portuguese regulator slams Altice acquisition of Media Capital

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Portuguese media and communications regulator ANACOM has said that Altice’s proposed acquisition of Media Capital would have a significant anti-competitive impact and should not happen… Read more

TF1 secures Formula 1 rights

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French broadcaster TF1 Group has secured a multi-year deal to include Formula 1 in its line-up of sports content for the next three seasons. The… Read more

Turner teams up with Canal+ to launch Warner TV


Turner Broadcast has teamed up with Canal+ Group to launch a new channel that will be offered exclusively to the French pay TV operator’s subscribers… Read more

France Télévisions faces call to make more savings


France Télévisions and France’s other public broadcaster organisations could be forced to find significant cost savings after the French government demanded economies in the region… Read more

New SVOD movies service for France to launch next month


A new French movies-on-demand service,, will launch on October 20, bringing international movies not shown in French cinemas to internet users. The service, created… Read more

TF1 chief confident of striking retrans deal

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TF1 Group CEO Gilles Pélisson is confident that the French commercial broadcaster will be able to strike a deal with the country’s telecom operators to… Read more