Both groups announced that their new partnership will allow Canal + to integrate TF1 group channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, LCI …) into all their offers (including myCanal), along with services and features. enriched (extended repeat, content viewed in preview …). They did not indicate financial partners.
TF1, which wants to monetize third-party channels, has already managed to work with four French telecommunication groups (Bouygues Telecom, another branch of the Bouygues group, Free, Altice / SFR and Orange).
But he has not yet agreed with Canal +, a Canal + pay-TV subsidiary. The debate between the two groups that began in 2017 at the beginning of the year was even suppressed by the switch to a commercial problem: by refusing to pay for channel broadcasting that is otherwise otherwise available free of charge through TNT, Canal + decided, at the beginning of March, to reduce the transmission of TF1 to its subscribers , causing anger between some viewers.
The Higher Audiovisual Council and Government climbed into the niche, and within a few days Channel + gradually rebuilt the TF1 signal in their offerings. After that, Vivendi's branch was ready for negotiations with TF1 "on a reasonable basis".