January 1, 2009: Alma, Glem, Quai Sud, TAP, TPP and Yagan were all combined into a single entity, TF1 Production.
January 1, 2009: TF1 Publicité moved into radio when it became the advertising airtime sales house for Les Indépendants, a grouping of 122 radio stations across the whole of France and the no. 1 radio advertising offering in the country.
January 5, 2009: The new French law on audiovisual communication and the new public service television was passed, banning advertising on the France Télévisions public-service channels between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and allowing a second commercial break on French TV channels. The law was promulgated on March 7, 2009. France Télévisions retained its daytime advertising slots.
January 15, 2009: Launch of LCI Radio, the fi rst French radio news channel available free on the internet.
February 4, 2009: Coulommiers became the fi rst 100% digital French city when its analogue TV signal was switched off.
February 12, 2009: TF1 sold Surinvitation.com, its shopping promotions website, to Initiatives & Développements.
February 12, 2009: TF1 sold its equity interest in France 24 to Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France.
February 16, 2009: TMC received a makeover, with a new logo and visual identity and new programmes.
March 6, 2009: record audience fi gures for 2009, as 12.3 million viewers watched the Les Enfoirés show.
March 14, 2009: Odyssée, the wellness and lifestyle channel, was given a makeover and a new website.
April 7, 2009: Start of the alliance between LCI, Aéroports de Paris and JC Decaux to supply news programming for broadcast on the fi rst-ever dedicated TV service for passengers using Paris airports.
April 16, 2009: Launch of the new TF1.fr website.
April 28, 2009: TF1 joined with fi ve partners to launch the "Ecoprod" campaign, which sets out core principles for environmentally-friendly fi lm and audiovisual production.
April 29, 2009: The best of Ushuaïa TV, Odyssée and Histoire programmes became available on demand on Canalsat.
May 16, 2009: Launch of the regional roadshow, with senior management and presenters taking to the road to meet the public.
May 22, 2009: TF1 launched a new advertising campaign with the tagline On se retrouve sur TF1 ("See you on TF1!"), using a broad multimedia strategy to reach the widest possible audience.
May 24, 2009: The White Ribbon, issued and distributed by TF1 Vidéo, won the Palme d'Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
May 29, 2009: TF1 Vidéo sealed an alliance with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to set up an economic interest grouping to sell DVDs and Blu-ray discs in the French market.
May 31, 2009: At the Licensing Show in Las Vegas, TF1 Games was awarded the Silver Medal in the Licensee of the Year category by Twentieth Century Fox for its innovative work on the Ice Age franchise.
June 1, 2009: SPS, a joint venture between Eurosport and Serendipity, launched an online gaming platform in the UK.
June 3, 2009: The French supreme court, the Cour de Cassation, delivered its judgment on the case relating to the Île de la Tentation reality TV show, ruling that the participants' contracts should be reclassifi ed as contracts of employment. However, the ruling denied the claimants the status of "actor / performing artist", and dismissed the claim of clandestine employment.
June 11, 2009: TF1 and the AB Group signed an agreement with a view to the acquisition by TF1 of 100% of NT1 and of the 40% of TMC held by the AB Group, which would take TF1's interest in the TMC channel to 80%.
June 15, 2009: TF1 Vision, in partnership with Sony Ericsson, launched the fi rst video rental on demand platform for mobile phones.
July 1, 2009: TF1 and UGC signed an agreement under which they will jointly invest in production, and co-operate in the distribution of fi lms in cinemas and international rights sales.
July 10, 2009: TF1 Licences was awarded a long-term agency contract to handle promotional licensing of the All Blacks brand in the French market.
July 27, 2009: TF1 launched TF1 player, an iPhone application for watching live and catch-up TF1 programmes.
July 29, 2009: LCI launched its Android application to coincide with Bouygues Telecom's launch of the Samsung Galaxy, the fi rst consumer smartphone to use the Google operating system.
July 30, 2009: Eurosport launched its iPhone application.
July 30, 2009: Orange and TF1 Vidéo announced an agreement under which content from TF1 Vision, the TF1 Group's Video on Demand (VoD) service, will be made available 24/24 on Orange's VoD platform.
August 3. 2009: The Eurosport Group launched the Eurosport 2 North and Eastern Europe channel, broadcasting exclusively in high defi nition 24/24 across 22 countries in the region.
August 26, 2009: TF1 unveiled its autumn schedules to the press, including many new programmes.
August 28, 2009: Following a consultation exercise with satellite operators about possible non-exclusive distribution of the TF1 theme channels (Eurosport, Eurosport 2, TV Breizh, LCI, Histoire, Ushuaïa TV), it was decided that these channels would continue to be broadcast exclusively on Canalsat until the end of 2011.
September 15, 2009: TF1 Licences was appointed agent for the Babar brand in France, Belgium, French-speaking Switzerland, the Netherlands, Monaco, Andorra and the French overseas departments and territories.
September 25, 2009: The fi nal of Secret Story 3 was broadcast at the end of a 14-week run, and scored a great success across all the Group's channels and websites, validating the TF1 rebound strategy.
September 29, 2009: TF1 launched its fi rst disability awareness campaign, organised by the "Actions Handicap Committee" and the Management Committee.
October 5, 2009: TMC launched its catch-up TV service.
October 5, 2009: Ushuaïa TV, Odyssée, Histoire began offering all their programmes in 16/9 format.
October 5, 2009: The Histoire channel received a makeover, with a more contemporary and dynamic look.
October 24, 2009: TF1's On se retrouve sur TF1 ("See you on TF1!") advertising campaign was highly commended at the 36th Grand Prix de l'Affichage (French outdoor advertising awards) in Deauville.
November 4, 2009: Launch of TF1News, the TF1 Group's new-look news website, featuring a more user-friendly layout to make the news easier to navigate.
November 9, 2009: TF1 relaunched Excessif.com, a site offering a full range of news on fi lms, serials, DVDs and video games. November 18, 2009: TF1, Artémis and Recruit sold their entire equity interests in Top Ticket.s, publisher of the Pilipili freesheet, to Vente Ciblée.
November 18, 2009: For the fi rst time, TF1's Journal de 20h was awarded 2nd prize out of 23 worldwide contenders at the 10th Media Tenor Global TV awards, in recognition of the diversity of its news coverage.
November 23, 2009: Launch of MyTF1, the fi rst free interactive portal carrying TF1 content, accessible via Internet and TV set-top boxes of Bouygues Telecom called BBox.
November 23, 2009: TF1, TF1News, LCI and LCI Radio all contributed to La Semaine de l'Emploi (Jobs Week), helping their viewers and listeners fi nd practical solutions.
December 7, 2009: TF1 used its Journal de 20h news programme to launch France's fi rst-ever carbon footprint indicator, measuring CO2 emissions per head of population.
December 9, 2009: TF1 and Samsung Electronics France signed a 3-year strategic alliance, which aims to offer interactive services (news, sport, VoD, weather, etc.) to viewers with internet-enabled TV sets.
December 14, 2009: Launch of the arabia.eurosport.com website.
December 18, 2009: The French Football Federation awarded TF1 exclusive broadcasting rights to the French national team's friendly and competitive matches until June 2014.
December 28, 2009: TF1 sold its 9.9% equity interest in Canal + France to Vivendi.
December 31, 2009: TF1 attracted 96 of the top 100 viewing fi gures in France in 2009.