The so-called French "cultural exception" came under scrutiny Wednesday, when the Conseil superieur audiovisuel (CSA), France's TV watchdog body, blasted cable and satellite networks for not keeping…
With advertising prices up by an average of 5%, France Television pubcaster head Marc Tessier has a lot to be happy about. He reports that, despite a drop in advertising time due to new broadcasting…
The French Union of Independent Producers (SPI) may be thawing in the towel in the controversy over cheap movie passes, which has pitted them and small exhibitors against the likes of Gaumont, UGC…
PARIS -- Vivendi head Jean-Marie Messier said he has no intention of selling off shares in subsidiary Vivendi Environnement.
CanalNumedia, a subsidiary of VivendiNet, has upped its share in cinema information service AlloCine from 25% to 75%. Move will make it possible for CanalNumedia to finance development of the company…
Paris's 40-odd arthouses have slashed their ticket prices to just 20 francs ($2.60) for one week in an attempt to win back audiences who have jilted them for multiplexes and cheap cinema passes.
PARIS -- In an attempt to keep up with fast-moving changes in the cinema industry, French Culture and Communications Minister Catherine Tasca has promised a new legal framework to regulate the highly…
The French held out longer than many other countries to the lure of the reality format. Now it's all the rage and the latest network to come on board is M6, with "Mission: 1 Million," based on the…
If France Television head Marc Tessier's broad hints are to be believed, the pubcaster could be fishing around for a buyer for its 8% stake in French satellite platform TPS.
French cinema is alive and well in Europe. That's the conclusion of Unifrance, the body in Paris that promotes French film abroad.
Alleged tension between Vivendi chief Jean Marie Messier and Canal Plus topper Pierre Lescure was the focus of fevered speculation in France Tuesday. At the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes, attendees picked…