Aurélie Filippetti

France seeks SVOD movie window reduction

French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti has said she wants to reduce the delay before films can be distributed on subscription video-on-demand services. Filippetti wants the window cut to 24 months after cinema release, in place of the current 36 months – but only for services that sign up to the country’s system of financing French […]

French minister calls for local reaction to Netflix

French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg has called on the country’s audiovisual and digital industries to unit to offer alternative home-grown platforms in the face of an expected onslaught of “Anglo-Saxon” platforms on the French market, led by Netflix’s imminent launch. In a long and wide-ranging speech on France’s economic development yesterday, Montebourg said that he […]