TF1 digital channels acquisition wins final approval
05 Jan 11 -

France’s Conseil d’Etat has given final approval to the acquisition of digital channels TMC and NT1 by commercial broadcaster TF1. The channels were previously owned by AB Group.

The acquisition has already been given a green light by the country’s competition regulator and media regulator the CSA with certain preconditions. The move was welcomed by authors groups the SACD, USPA and SPFA as likely to be beneficial to the exploitation and circulation of audiovisual works in France.