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French broadcasters team to create OTT platform

France’s top three broadcasters have teamed to create an over-the-top platform in response to competition from global streaming services. Salto – the newly minted OTT service from France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 ...
June 18, 2018

France’s top three broadcasters have teamed to create an over-the-top platform in response to competition from global streaming services.

Salto – the newly minted OTT service from France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 Group – will offer a range of programming, including information (news, magazines and special events); sports; entertainment; French fictions; U.S. series; and documentaries, films, exclusive content and shows from other broadcasters. Salto will also showcase material from the French and European creative industries.

The platform will offer a range of subscription packages and will give access to exclusive premieres and add-on services.

A stand-alone company, owned equally amongst the three groups, will be set up to operate the platform, once clearance has been obtained by the authorities. It will sit alongside the three company’s existing free platforms, including MYTF1, 6Play and France.tv.

“I am delighted by the launch of this joint platform, which is a major development for the future of the French broadcasting industry,” said Delphine Ernotte Cunci (pictured), chair and CEO of France Televisions, in a statement. “Salto will be able to respond to the challenge of global platforms by offering a high-quality service to all our audiences and showcasing the best of the French and European creative industries.”

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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