As France’s leading media group and a global player in content, TF1 wants to positively inspire society. It is present across the entire value chain through its three complementary core businesses – Production, Broadcasting and Digital – which provide it with the resources to create and innovate each day, and thereby showcase the most inspiring content for the widest audience possible.
Three complementary core businesses
PRODUCTION – The studios, home of creativity
With TF1 Studio and the group’s subsidiary Newen, which is recognised for its expertise and many studios, TF1 has a unique international production and distribution capability. Its entertainment and news content is now broadcast worldwide. In parallel with its broadcasting activities and their diversifications, the group is stepping up its development in music via Play Two.
BROADCASTING– TF1’s television channels
The TF1 group has built a powerful ecosystem around the market-leading TF1 TV channel, comprising five free-to-air channels, four theme channels, and a content platform with nearly 22 million users called MYTF1. The size of its audiences and the synergies between the TV channels make the TF1 group the leading private-sector TV broadcaster in France.
DIGITAL – A diversified digital business
Present in France and abroad, Unify brings together the new digital activities of the TF1 group. The division is made up of some 15 media brands and services, and assists its clients with all their digital marketing needs via Unify Advertising, the pure player media sales unit. Its offering for advertisers and media agencies is thereby strengthened and includes a range of integrated services and expertise specialising in programming and performance, as well as consulting, digital and social creation and events.
A strengthened and transformed core business
A unique position in the French broadcasting sector
The TF1 group is the leader in free-to-air privately-owned television in France with a galaxy of five free and complementary TV channels; TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI. In 2020, these channels scored a combined audience share of 29.9% with the target audience of individuals aged between 25 and 49, the highest level in six years.  The TF1 group also airs several pay-TV theme channels: TV Breizh, Histoire TV, Ushuaïa TV and Serieclub.
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An ambitious content policy
The TF1 group is renewing the editorial and artistic content of its channels through creative and varied programming, subjects with strong social resonance, and new incarnations. The group’s audience ratings demonstrate its ability to forge new partnership models and attract the finest talents. Investing some €1 billion in content every year, the TF1 group is a leading player and key link in the creative ecosystem.
High-performance time-shifted content
The TF1 group’s rich content offering is also available on digital media through a comprehensive range of video platforms that can adapt to changing needs: MYTF1, the leading catch-up TV service, notched up two billion video views in 2020, a more than 10% increase versus 2019; Tfou Max, for young viewers, enhanced its offering; and the subscription-based video-on-demand service Salto was launched in autumn 2020. Through an innovative multichannel and bi-media strategy, the TF1 group enjoys optimal exposure of its content and possesses an unrivalled ability to draw large audiences, making it an essential place for the public and brands
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New growth areas
A major player in production and distribution
The TF1 group is present across the entire content value chain, from production to distribution. Its subsidiary, Newen, has expanded internationally with the acquisition of new entities in the Netherlands (Pupkin), Denmark (Nimbus), Belgium (De Mensen) and Canada (Reel One), and more recently in the UK via the creation of the production company Ringside Studios, making the TF1 group a major player in TV production and distribution in France and internationally.
A benchmark digital media offering
The creation of the new digital division Unify follows on logically from the acquisitions made by the group in recent years, which include Auféminin, My Little Paris, Doctissimo, Marmiton, Studio 71, Vertical Station and Les Numériques.
Present in France and abroad, Unify brings together the new digital activities of the TF1 group (excluding OTT and catch-up TV). It provides an additional offer based on web-origin content via recognised brands (Marmiton, Aufeminin, etc.) able to engage active communities; and its pure player media sales unit Unify Advertising rounds out its services for advertisers.
A customised, value-creating TV experience
By asserting its presence in new growth areas, the TF1 group aims to develop new verticals and communities, bring its audience an enriched experience and provide innovative solutions to advertisers. The group is thus reinforcing its positions in the fields of technology and data – two key factors in the monetisation of content and the creation of value for brands.
combined audience share
on the target audience of individuals aged between 25 and 49
Enhanced monetisation of content and activities
A high-performance, targeted and accessible multimedia advertising sales agency
The TF1 group’s advertising sales agency offers advertisers unique exposure capacity by combining the broad coverage of its TV channels with the benefits of targeted digital media. It currently boasts the most comprehensive offering on the market, able to fulfil all the needs of advertisers and agencies. Through the creation of new offers such as One PTV, the very first programmatic advertising service for linear TV in France, the TF1 group has opened up to new markets and stands as a key business partner for small and large businesses alike.
New, virtuous distribution agreements
The signature of new global distribution agreements between the TF1 group and the telecom operators has established a fresh and virtuous partnership model for creation while ensuring enhanced services for consumers and a revenue model that takes into account the value of group content.
Effective diversification businesses
The TF1 group boasts a broad range of business activities in key entertainment and leisure fields, including licences, publishing, board games and podcasts as well as music production with Play Two and live events with the La Seine Musicale entertainment & concert venue. It is also present in cinema through its subsidiary TF1 Films Production, which co-produces 15 to 20 films a year, many of them major French box-office successes.
An innovative, responsible and positive group
Continuous innovation momentum
The TF1 group has boosted its collaborative efforts within the start-ups ecosystem with the launch in January 2018 of MediaLabTF1, an incubator programme based on the premises of the Station F start-up campus. The programme accelerates the work of start-ups and aims to create business opportunities related to key themes in the group’s digital transformation.
As a leading media group, TF1 is mindful of its responsibilities and committed to high-quality dialogue with all its stakeholders, the aim being to ensure transparency and continue improving the group’s practices. Through tangible actions, taken under the banner of the TF1 Initiatives brand, the group is helping to build a more socially-minded, diverse and sustainable society.
“Positively inspiring society” – the Group’s corporate purpose
Being a major player in content is a unique opportunity, and a great responsibility. Through all the content that the group devises and produces, it wants to positively inspire society, which means enriching people’s lives by enabling them to experience positive emotions. By telling people about the world and how it is changing. But also by showcasing French and European creativity, and supporting all businesses, large and small.
Sales € million at 31 December 2021
- 2020: 2,082.00
- 2021: 2,427.00
Current operating profit
€ million at 31 december 2021
- 2020: 190.00
- 2021: 343.00
Audience Share of TF1 Group*
As a %, Individuals aged 25 to 49
- 2020: 29.90
- 2021: 30.20