Amid Cutbacks, France Télévisions’ Mobile Audience Booms

France Télévisions is the latest publicly-funded broadcaster to cut its big staff bill following Europe’s cloudy recent economic climate. Having already shed 500, the broadcaster announced it will cut 600 jobs in the next few months following a €40 million reduction in its €2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) budget, bringing its headcount down to 9,750, reports […]


Dispatch from Cannes: France’s Biggest Broadcaster: Half of Views Now via Digital

CANNES, France – Television has been “reinvented” with fast consumption of video via IPTV, mobile and tablets, says Laurent Frisch, VP of digital at FranceTV, the nation’s largest broadcaster, in this interview with Beet.TV He says that fully half of the broadcaster’s views are delivered via digital devices. In this wide ranging conversation, he outlines […]