2018 key figures and events

January 2018

18th January 2018
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An agreement was signed for the acquisition by the TF1 group of the Axel Springer group’s majority equity interest of approximately 78% in the aufeminin group at a price of €38.74 per share (subject to customary adjustments at the completion date). Completion of this deal is subject to clearance from the regulatory authorities in France and Austria.
January 2018
24th January 2018
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The TF1 group announced that it has renewed its long-standing partnership with the French national football team for another 4 years and is expanding its football coverage by screening the Nations League, UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers and the 2022 World Cup.
January 2018
29th January 2018
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The TF1 group finalised the revamp of its brand portfolio with the rebranding of NT1 as TFX and HD1 as TF1 Séries Films.
January 2018
30th January 2018
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The TF1 group announced the signature of a global distribution agreement with Bouygues Telecom, including the TF1 Premium offer and add-on services. At the same time, the two parties renewed the distribution agreement for the TF1 group’s theme channels: Histoire, TV Breizh and Ushuaïa TV.  
January 2018

February 2018

1st February 2018
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With effect from the expiry date of the contracts (31 January 2018) and in the absence of any agreement with the TF1 group, Orange was no longer authorised to sell its subscribers MYTF1 or the TF1 group’s unencrypted channels. Consequently, the TF1 group had to suspend the supply of the MYTF1 catch-up service to Orange. It also requested Orange to cease selling its subscribers the TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI channels.
February 2018

March 2018

2nd March 2018
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The TF1 group condemned the contempt shown by the Canal+ group for its subscribers by its unilateral decision to suspend distribution of the TF1 group’s channels and add-on services.
March 2018
8th March 2018
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The TF1 group joined a broad coalition of European digital players to urge the authorities to carry out an in-depth review of the draft European e-privacy regulation.
March 2018
8th March 2018
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The TF1 group filed its 2017 registration document with the AMF (the French financial markets authority).
March 2018
8th March 2018
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Orange and the TF1 group announced the signature of a new global distribution agreement. This agreement reinstated distribution by Orange of all TF1 group channels, and of the non-linear services associated with the channels including extended catch-up viewing on MYTF1, exclusive premieres of programmes ahead of TV broadcast, two new channels (TF1 +1 and TMC +1) available from autumn 2018, and 4K UHD screening of event programmes.
March 2018
9th March 2018
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Maylis Çarçabal was appointed TF1 Group Vice President, Communication and Brands.
March 2018
29th March 2018
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The TF1 group announced the renewal of its long-standing partnership with World Rugby for Rugby World Cup 2019, to be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November 2019. France is one of the world’s biggest rugby broadcast markets and was a driving force behind record broadcast growth during Rugby World Cup 2015, which saw the live audience increase by 48% to 479 million, while live audiences in Europe increased by 75%.
March 2018