Between the television channels and the operators, the conflict rages. Since 2016, channels such as TF1 or M6 have been pressuring telecom operators, who broadcast content via their internet boxes, to agree to increase their contribution. The situation has been known for several months, but according to Les Échos , TF1 would have given an ultimatum to the recalcitrant operators. As of April 30, 2017, TF1 threatens to cut the Over The Top (OTT) flows to the various operators.
As the daily specifies, this cut would nevertheless be partial since it would initially only concern VOD and other accessible platforms on PC and mobile by the various operators, and not all of the channel's streams (in particular the TV signal which passes through the TV decoder). Concretely, this offer would only affect users who watch the channel via supports such as computers or smartphones.
in the conflict between channels and operators, but M6 claims to align itself with its competitor's position. The M6 group does not play on the same schedule, however, because its takeover contract with the operators would not expire until the end of 2017. The one signed by TF1, however, expired at the end of the year. last and the channel therefore undertook to renegotiate it with the operators in order to encourage them to put their hands in their pockets for the distribution of the content produced by the channel.
TF1 believes that the fact that operators broadcast its channel is an added value that attracts them many customers, and would like to recover 100 million euros in total for its broadcasting rights. The operators for their part are obviously dragging their feet, believing that they do not understand why they should suddenly have to pay for a service which was until then free.
On the other hand, if TF1 allat the end of his logic, completely cut his TV signal via ISP decoders, he would literally shoot himself in the foot as the audience is massive today via triple-play offers ... It's as if TF1 refused to go on TNT ...