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French streamer Salto ‘on starting blocks’ for autumn as test phase starts

Salto, the French commercial and public broadcasters’ answer to Netflix, has begun closed user-group tests ahead of a delayed commercial launch in the autumn. Salto CEO Thomas Follin told the AFP news agency that the streaming service was on the “starting blocks” for an autumn launch. Salto, which has been subject to lengthy delays while […]

TF1 to shut down TVOD service MYTF1VOD by end of July

French media giant TF1 is planning to shut down its TVOD service MYTF1VOD by the end of July. According to a report by local business title Capital, which doesn’t name its sources, the broadcaster is looking to transfer rights with producers that run beyond the cut-off date of the end of July to a third-party, […]

France’s TF1 prepares for “significant” Covid-19 impact, as ads & production hit

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has said that its performance this year will be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, with cancellations of advertising campaigns across key industry sectors and a halt to production activity. The group said it was suspending its financial objectives announced in February until “the situation becomes clearer” and added that it […]

Salto chief reveals launch plans for streamer

Salto, the long-delayed French streaming offering from broadcasters France Télévisions, TF1 and M6, is to launch on June 3, according to CEO Thomas Follin. Follin told French newspaper Le Figaro that the SVOD offering would launch in test mode, enabling consumers to connect to the service. The streamer will then launch a full promotion in […]

TF1 remakes ‘Keeping Faith’ as APC picks up sales rights to third season

Keeping Faith, the hit drama produced for the BBC and Welsh-language broadcaster S4C, is to be remade in France for TF1. The French network has ordered a local version from Quad Drama after securing remake rights with co-producer and distributor About Premium Content (APC). it will go into production later this year. The show, which […]

Sales round-up: TF1 claims CBS dramas; CBC returns to Coroner; Plex deals with Warner Bros.

TF1 claims CBS dramas French broadcaster TF1 Group has acquired a raft of programming from CBS Television Studios after striking an exclusive multi-series licensing agreement. Shows including FBI: Most Wanted, Evil, A Million Little Things and BH90210 have all been acquired, along with rights to the CSI franchise. Barry Chamberlain, president of sales for distribution […]

Vivendi swoops for global rights to TF1’s ‘Celebrity Song Challenge’

France’s Vivendi Entertainment has picked up global rights to TF1 and DMLS TV’s shiny-floor format The Celebrity Song Challenge. The format launched last week in primetime and was TF1’s best performing non-fiction show. Prior to each episode, some of France’s most popular celebrities, including singers, TV hosts, comedians and athletes, challenge each other on social […]

Is France’s answer to Netflix too little too late?

France’s local answer to Netflix, Salto, may have received the greenlight from the competition watchdog, but producers warn that without a hefty originals investment and clarity on rights, the platform could struggle to compete with players that are “years ahead” in France. The Autorité de la Concurrence ushered through the beleaguered joint-SVOD between commercial broadcasters […]

Exclusive: TF1 lines up for ITV thriller ‘Deep Water’

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has picked up ITV drama Deep Water, marking the UK thriller’s first international deal. The Endemol Shine International-distributed drama (6 x 60 minutes), which is to debut on ITV tonight (14 August), was adapted by Mrs. Wilson writer Anna Symon from the Windermere series of novels by Paula Daly. Set in […]

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