TF1 looks for theme channels distribution

Written by Pascale Paoli Lebailly

TF1 has launched a call for bids regarding the distribution of its thematic channels, according to French press reports.

The group is consulting main broadcasters to have its theme channels distributed once an exclusive deal with CanalSatellite finishes at the end of this year.

To carry channels LCI, Eurosport, TV Breizh, Ushua´a or Histoire as of 2010, telecom and satellite operators must make an offer before the end of June.