Newen Studios

TF1’s international content studio Newen unveils top team

Earlier this week, TF1 secured clearance from the French competition authorities for its acquisition of the remaining 30% of Newen Studios group. And it has lost no time in putting in place a new management structure to run the production and distribution giant. TF1’s first move was to name Bibiane Godfroid, as chair and CEO […]

Reduced costs boost TF1

Reduced costs thanks to be absence of the Euro 2016 football championship helped boost TF1’s second-quarter and first-half performance, together with a small increase in revenues. The French commercial broadcaster posted revenues of €498.9 million (US$580.1 million) for the second quarter, up from €481.9 million, and revenues of €1.037 billion for the first half, up […]

TF1 wants production to aid resurgence

France’s TF1 Group plans to focus on the development of thematic channels rather than rely on the advertising pull of its flagship channel, and to develop its production activity as part of a new strategy aimed at returning the group to growth. The shift in emphasis comes as TF1 saw its operating profit for the […]

Increased costs hit TF1

French broadcaster TF1’s performance for the first nine months of the year has been hit by a series of factors, including increased sports rights costs, the increased cost of drama programming, the acquisition of Newen Studios and the year-on-year impact of offloading Eurosport. The broadcaster posted revenues of €1.427 billion for the first nine months, up […]