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. 

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.

President Macron plays waiting game in long-awaited TV interview

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In his first set-piece television interview since becoming France's president in May, Emmanuel Macron was in unrepentant mood, refusing to apologise over a string of controversial remarks which he now claims have been misunderstood. Speaking on the privately-owned TF1 television station, the centrist president also said the country would have to wait for up to two years for his reforms to take effect. Hubert Huertas analyses President Macron's much-anticipated television appearance.

End of an era as French news 'queen' is sacked

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Claire Chazal, 58, presenter of TV news since 1991 and reportedly France's highest-paid journalist, will make her last appearance on Sunday.

François Hollande promises no more tax rises until 2017

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In lengthy TV interview the under-fire French president also said that he would not stand for re-election in 2017 if jobless rate does not fall.

Regulator's decision stuns French TV market

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Refusal to allow LCI channel to go free-to-air on French television could spell end for the 24-hour news station.

Hollande optimistic despite French Bastille Day jeers

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French president says his priority is economic reform and he aims to 'support business, reduce household taxes and cut public spending'.

Accusations against him ‘grotesque’ says Nicolas Sarkozy

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In TV interview the former French president portrays himself as victim of an allegedly politically-motivated section of the country's judiciary.

President Francois Hollande insists France is on the road to economic recovery

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Speaking on prime-time television a bullish Hollande insisted that 'we are almost there' on efforts to tackle unemployment in the country.

Hollande unveils raft of austerity measures ahead of social reform


French President François Hollande has set out his policy agenda for the next two years, announcing a series of austerity measures to rein in the country’s huge public debt burden while putting social justice reforms on the back burner until 2014. "I'm not going to do in four months what my predecessors haven't done in five or ten years," said Hollande, whose opinion poll ratings have collapsed amid mounting unemployment and a stagnating economy. He presented his programme in a live television interview Sunday, when he also confirmed the introduction of a 75% tax on top incomes.

French police investigate after TV news runs gunman siege tapes

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Police probe how taped exchanges between police and a jihadist gunman who killed seven people came to be broadcast on national television.

French TV channel TF1 fined 32m euros over Spike Lee film

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A Paris court ordered French TV station TF1 to pay 32 million euros' compensation for failing to distribute a war film by US director Spike Lee.