the channel requires less than 20 million euros for broadcast rights

the channel requires less than 20 million euros for broadcast rights

Gilles Pélisson, the CEO of the TF1 group has returned to the standoff between the private channel operators is Canal +. The manager was particularly confident about the outcome of negotiations with Orange, Free and Canal +. True to the positions of the group, Gille Pélisson once again justified the increase in tariffs required by TF1 despite the threat of cut. "It is unacceptable that TV viewers of TNT Sat who have nothing to do with our dispute, are impacted" indignant Gilles Pélisson with our colleagues in Parisien. "Beyond their own subscribers, they have deprived 1 , 5 million additional homes of our channels "explains the CEO of the group, in response to the shutdown of TF1 channels by Canal + and Canal +. In response, TF1 has announced its intention to seize the CSA, which asks the two channels to find a quick agreement.
TF1 vs. Free, Orange, Canal +: Gilles Pélisson justifies the requirements of the chain
"Of course, they put pressure … and everyone tries to show his muscles! "Explains Gilles Pélisson, who did not appreciate the message of Free announcing the cut of TF1 on Freebox. Shortly after the broadcast of this message, however, the channel returned to the negotiating table with the operator. Free has made a final proposal to TF1. If the channel refuses this offer, its signal will be cut off Freebox within 3 days.
Well below the financial requirements of TF1, this ultimate offer may displease Gilles Pélisson. "At TF1 we ​​enrich our programs and services every year, such as extended replay. We offer technological innovations such as the "start over", the World Cup in 4K or the channel TF1 + 1 which allows you to see programs staggered an hour "justified the CEO.Unlike the latest rumors of the corridors, the the amount required by TF1 per operator would be below 20 million euros per year. "Let's repeat the calculation together with a maximum assumption of 20 million euros per operator. If an operator has 5 million boxes, that's 4 euros per subscriber per year, or 33 cents per month! That's less than 1% of what a subscriber pays every month "reassures Gilles Pélisson, who recalls that SFR and Bouygues Telecom have signed an agreement with TF1 without increasing their rates.
In reaction to TF1's free-fall hearings since the Canal + coup, Gilles Pélisson has played the card of trust and casualness. "It's not a few days of friction that will disturb us. Audiences that we do without a channel, it's great, and this can bother some "says Gilles Pélisson confidently.
Anxious to give the change and reassure viewers, the CEO of TF1 has ensured that negotiations with operators were still ongoing. "We talk every day, these are discussions that evolve and will succeed … We remain calm," concludes the leader. In the coming days, however, TF1 risks being deprived of Freebox subscribers. For its part, Orange also thinks to cut the signal of its chains. How long can TF1 survive the cuts? Can the channel afford to do without the 17 million viewers that represent Canal, Free and Orange?

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