justice provides cause to Canal +

justice provides cause to Canal +

Channel-TF1, 1-0. Within the confrontation between the Canal + and TF1 teams because the starting of September, the Paris Industrial Courtroom allowed, Thursday, September 22, the primary to win a serious level. No, Canal+ will not be obliged to broadcast the TF1 channels (TF1, TMC, LCI, TFX, TF1 Séries Movies), opposite to what the group wished to have acknowledged when it launched, on September 7, an motion in referred. The six authorized entities that went to court docket have been ordered to pay Canal+ 3,000 euros in authorized prices.

Since September 2, viewers who obtained the entrance web page and its like by way of Canal+, MyCanal or the TNT Sat bouquet (whether or not or not they subscribe to the Canal supply) are disadvantaged of it, as a result of the 2 teams don’t unable to beat their business disagreement. On the one hand, TF1 wished to resume, by growing its costs (by 50%, in response to the opposing occasion), the distribution contract which has certain them for 4 years and which ended on August 31. However, Canal+ refuses to pay a penny to supply viewers with free channels.

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In a press launch launched on the finish of the day, the group led by Maxime Saada is happy to have been confirmed in its struggle by the court docket’s resolution, and “undertakes to renew broadcasting free DTT channels [de TF1] for all of its subscribers as quickly because the latter [le groupe TF1] will enable it without spending a dime”. TF1, which introduced that it was interesting this resolution, was dismissed on the grounds that stopping the broadcasting of its channels doesn’t trigger “illegal dysfunction” in “imminent harm”.

“Altering the Regulation”

The abstract aimed to revive its sign solely in white areas, the place viewers can solely obtain free DTT channels by way of Canal+’s satellite tv for pc TV bundle, TNT Sat. Justice thought of that the TNT Sat supply was inseparable from the business contract. In actual fact, because the court docket recalled, nothing legally obliges Canal+ to distribute TF1. An anomaly that Roch-Olivier Maistre, the president of the Authority for the regulation of audiovisual and digital communication (Arcom, ex-CSA), regrets, and wish to restore.

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It ought to “think about altering the legislation”he pleaded, Tuesday, September 20, throughout a listening to earlier than the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Nationwide Meeting. It isn’t regular, he felt, that “viewers are taken hostage”and disadvantaged of their free channels, due to a commerce dispute. At first of the battle, the president of Arcom tried to mediate, however with out success. Like viewers with out a subscription, the 5.4 million Canal+ subscribers must await the 2 rivals to search out widespread floor to regain their selection of channels because it existed till the tip of the summer season.

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