Two 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 26 million monthly catch-up viewers, with a record of 29.6 million in May. The size of its audiences and the synergies between the TV channels make the TF1 group the leading private-sector TV broadcaster in France.
VIDEOS VIEWS IN 2022 ON MYTF1
Keep pace with the shift in viewing habits by speeding up the transformation of its business model
- Maintain a distinctive content offering tailored to new linear and non-linear viewing habits (the MyTF1/MyTF1Max hybrid streaming service);
- Bolster its offering for advertisers, through data-driven and targeted approaches, in a growing digital advertising market;
- Design innovative commercial offers that keep pace with media convergence, such as targeted TV advertising and hybrid internalised programming mode (MPI).
Consolidate its position in production through Newen
Demand for high-quality, local and multigenre content is rising sharply. In response to this trend, pure players such as Netflix and Apple TV+, along with traditional broadcasters, are turning to the unique expertise of independent production companies such as Newen. Newen boasted an extremely healthy backlog in 2022, attributable to its recognised expertise, the diversification of its customer base and content formats, and its continued international expansion, which included the acquisition of Anagram (Sweden and Norway). Going forward, Newen is aiming to consolidate its position in production while strengthening synergies in the distribution of content.
Fight climate change
As a signatory of the Climate Contract, TF1 is staking out a position as a leading force for change, taking action to cut its carbon emissions, raise awareness about environmental issues among its viewers and help customers to integrate environmental targets into their advertising campaigns.
- Keep pace with changes in how video content is consumed and monetise these new practices.
- Continue Newen’s international expansion.
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 2022, these channels scored a combined audience share of 30.5% with the target audience of individuals aged between 25 and 49, the highest level since 2011 . 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 2 billion video views in 2022, a more than 15% increase versus 2020; TFOU MAX, for young viewers, enhanced its offering; and the subscription-based video-on-demand service MYTF1 MAX, and the free one, MYTF1. 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), Canada (Reel One) and Scandinavia (Anagram). More recently, the TF1 group created the UK production company Ringside Studios. Newen Connect, a subsidiary of Newen Studios, is responsible for the international distribution of the TV series HIP (High Intellectual Potential), which is currently sold in over 105 geographies and has over 175 million views worldwide. Newen Studios is a major player in TV production and distribution in France and internationally.
A benchmark digital media offering
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, in 2022
Enhanced monetisation of content and activities
A MULTI-MEDIA ADVERTISING SALES HOUSE COMBINING CONVERGENCE, EFFICIENCY AND RESPONSABILITY
TF1 PUB is the preferred business partner for brands. By marketing the most complete and powerful video offering on the market, the TF1 group’s advertising house offers advertisers unique exposure, combining the firepower of its TV channels with the precise targeting of its digital formats, such as MYTF1. As a leading advertising house, TF1 PUB is ramping up the roll-out of a full video strategy to meet the challenges of brand emergence, performance and engagement. It is also a leading advertising house in the radio market, selling advertising space for Indés Radios and M Radio. Whether it be in terms of convergence, data, programmatic advertising or addressable TV, TF1 PUB is a driving force in advertising innovation in France and is helping to set new standards in the market for greater efficiency, simplicity and accessibility for all advertisers. TF1 PUB is committed to more responsible advertising and is actively contributing to the industry’s ecological transition by ramping up positive initiatives, such as EcoFunding, the very first environmentally-friendly advertising fund, and the launch of “la Fresque de la Publicité”, co-created with YouMatter.
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
- 2021: 2,427.00
- 2022: 2,508.00
Current operating profit from activities € million
- 2021: 348.00
- 2022: 322.00
Audience Share of TF1 Group*
As a %, Individuals aged 25 to 49
- 2021: 30.20
- 2022: 30.50