Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 22-07-2011

French public service broadcasting group France Télévisions will see its public resources rising by only 2.2% annually over the 2012-2015 period.

Public resources represent 85% of FTV’s total budget. This project is what FTV’s president Rémy Pflimlin is currently negotiating with the French State as part of the 2012-2015 agreement on targets and resources. The details were disclosed by FTV’s administration board this week.

“Resources will progress 2.5 % in 2012 while ad revenues will grow 1.4 % in average,” FTV revealed in a statement.

The project will now be transmitted to parliamentary commissions and to French TV regulatory body CSA. Priorities will be given to “programming cost, including news and sports, whose growth will be 2.8% per year,” France Télévisions said.

The upcoming strategy also aims to find better synergies between the various channels of the group which include France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 and France Ô. It will also endeavour to describe a full digital policy, based on the extension of content to all new services and platforms such as catch-up TV, smartphones, connected TV.

The launch of two platforms dedicated to sport and news is also said to be in the pipeline.