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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.”

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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