LE FIGARO INFO – Two weeks before a crucial hearing in front of the competition, the chains list their remedies.
The merger project between TF1 and M6, a major event for the French audiovisual landscape, is entering a critical phase. On September 5 and 6, the college of the Competition Authority will hear Bouygues, RTL Group, M6 and other stakeholders in this operation. Crucial discussions for the initiators of this movement, who will have to convince the wise men of competition of the merits of their request. It’s not played. On July 26, the investigation services of the Competition Authority dampened the hopes of TF1 and M6 by identifying numerous risks of harm to competition in the television advertising market and those of radio advertising, acquisition of audiovisual rights and channel distribution. A wide range of obstacles to overcome.