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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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