Conseil d’État

TF1 says LCI channel redundancies loom

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has said it will make 148 posts redundant as a result of its failure to secure free-to-air status for news channel LCI, currently available as a pay service via DTT and pay TV operators. TF1 has appealed to France’s Conseil d’État to reverse the decision by media regulator the CSA refusing […]

Canal+ must make movie channels available to ISPs

Pay TV operator Canal+ has lost the latest stage of its battle to overturn the French competition regulator’s remedies, imposed in July as conditions for the renewal of approval of its 2007 merger with TPS. The country’s Conseil d’Etat has rejected Canal+’s request that the remedies be immediately suspended, meaning that the pay TV operator […]

Court rejects Canal+ case against competition watchdog

France’s constitutional court has rejected Canal+’s claims that the country’s competition regulator acted unconstitutionally when it imposed remedies on the pay TV operator relating to its 2007 merger with TPS. The case was referred to the court by the Conseil d’État following an appeal by Canal+ and Vivendi. The court however ruled that the competition […]