French broadcasters merger between TF1 and M6 falls through

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The plan, announced last year and backed by the government and public broadcaster France Télévisions, aimed to create a broadcasting powerhouse able to compete against US streaming giants such as Netflix. 

Probe into claims that ministers attended 'secret' Paris dinners

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Prosecutors have started an investigation after a television report about secret meals in luxury restaurants in Paris in breach of Covid-19 restrictions - some allegedly attended by French governemnt ministers.

French broadcasters form alliance to counter advance of Netflix

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France's state-owned public service network France Télévisions is joining forces with main private network TF1 and also M6, the country’s most profitable private channel, to launch a subscription service next year called Salto, offering a back catalogue of French TV shows and original content in response to the growing success of US video entertainment giant Netflix, which has attracted 3.5 million subscribers in France.

French TV channel criticised for showing video of Paris suicide bomber

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The channel M6 broadcast footage of the moment Ibrahim Abdeslam blew himself up at the Comptoir Voltaire café in Paris on November 13th.