Olivier Abecassis

ProSieben’s Studio71 set for France launch

Multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is to launch in France in September. The move follows the deal signed in January this year between Studio71’s owner ProSiebenSat.1, leading French broadcaster TF1 and Italy’s Mediaset to collaborate in developing MCNs. TF1 said the French version of Studio71 would lean heavily on the programming inventory of Finder Studios, the […]

Major Euro nets pact for MCN investments

France’s TF1 Group and Italy’s Mediaset have bought into ProSiebenSat.1’s Studio71, with the German media group taking a stake in TF1’s Finder Studios, as Europe’s multichannel network market consolidates. In what’s being described as a strategic digital media alliance, TF1 and Mediaset will take stakes of 6.1% and 5.5% respectively in Germany- and US-based MCN […]

TF1 launches digital incubator

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has teamed up with consultancy Paris&Co to create a new digital incubator that will see digital start-ups work with different TF1 units. The broadcaster said it is reaching out to young, digital companies as part of a ‘test and learn’ initiative. It said it wants to work with start-ups on novel […]