TF1 will file a complaint against Canal + in the conflict between the two channels

TF1 will file a complaint against Canal + in the conflict between the two channels

TF1 will file a complaint against Canal + in the conflict between the two channels

Canal + has announced that it will stop broadcasting TF1 group’s free channels in mainland France in a commercial dispute. The One reacts this Monday morning on franceinfo.

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TF1 will file a complaint against Canal +, franceinfo learned on Monday 5 September to the television group TF1, a Bouygues subsidiary. “We will not let ourselves be taken by the public and leave our viewers without the possibility of looking at our antennas without reacting“, Didier Casas, general secretary of the TF1 group, told franceinfo.

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Canal +, a subsidiary of Vivendi, announced on Friday 2 September that it would stop broadcasting the free channels of the TF1 group (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) in mainland France due to commercial requirements deemed too high by the subsidiary of Bouygues. In a statement, the encrypted channel denounced “unfounded and unreasonable requests“of TF1 as part of the renewal of the distribution contract between the two parties.

The TF1 group had on its side “complained“this decision, while the audience of its channels is directly affected. The conflict also took a political turn, when the Minister of Culture asked Canal + to”restore“the airing of the channels of the Bouygues group on its TNT Sat offer.

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