TF1 Group

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TF1 Group
French: Société Anonyme
Traded as EuronextTFI
CAC Mid 60 Component
Industry Media
Founded 1987
Headquarters Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Key people
Gilles Pélisson (Chairman and CEO)
Products Television broadcasting and production, websites, media investments
Revenue 2.622 billion (2010)[1]
€313.2 million (2010)[1]
€228.3 million (2010)[1]
Total assets €3.325 billion (end 2010)[1]
Total equity €1.548 billion (end 2010)[1]
Owner Bouygues (43%)
Number of employees
3,800 (end 2010)[1]
Website www.groupe-tf1.fr

TF1 Group (French: Groupe TF1) is a French media holding company, the owner of channel TF1, the largest European private TV channel.

The group was formed after TF1 was privatized in 1987. It is controlled with a 43% stake by Bouygues, and is quoted on Euronext Paris.

Operations[edit]

Television[edit]

TF1 Group owns or has a direct stake in the following television channels:[citation needed]

In June 2009, TF1 Group agreed to buy the NT1 channel from AB Groupe, as well as AB's 40% stake in TMC Monte Carlo (which would take TF1's total stake to 80%). The deal was cleared by France's competition authority and subsequently by the Council of State in December 2010, dismissing an appeal by Métropole Télévision.[3] As part of the same transaction the group raised its stake in WB Television to 49%.[4]

On 21 December 2012, Discovery Communications purchased a 20% stake in Eurosport from TF1 Group for €170m.[5] Discovery has the option to increase its stake to 51% in 2014. Should Discovery exercise its option, TF1 Group would have the ability to then exercise a put option over the remaining 49% that would see Discovery take full control.[6] On 22 July 2015 Discovery agreed to acquire TF1's remaining 49% stake in the venture.[7] Discovery also took a 20% share in TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaia TV and Stylia – for €14m, with the option of increasing its shareholding to 49% in each channel in 2014. Discovery and TF1's production arm will also work together on making programmes.

Other assets[edit]

The firm holds a number of other interests in the advertising, internet and publishing fields, including 34% of Metro International's operations in France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). TF1 Group. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Nabyla, Daidj (2014-09-30). Developing Strategic Business Models and Competitive Advantage in the Digital Sector. IGI Global. ISBN 9781466665149. 
  3. ^ Le Galès, Yann; Renault, Enguérand (30 December 2010). "TF1 autorisée à racheter TMC et NT1". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Vidalon, Dominique; Jacobs, Caroline (28 May 2009). "TF1 in exclusive talks to buy digital TV assets". Reuters. Forbes. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  5. ^ "TF1 & Discovery Communications finalize agreement and move forward to build three-tier strategic alliance across Eurosport, four payTV channels and production" (Press release). TF1 Group. 2012-12-21. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  6. ^ "Discovery moves into sport with a 20% stake in Eurosport". The Guardian. 13 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Discovery to take full control of Eurosport". broadbandtvnews.com. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 

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