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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I've seen a trailer on for Culturebox on France 3 featuring Daphné Bürki, it appears to be launching on Monday evening at 19.35 CET.

I wonder if Culturebox is going to show only classical music concerts and operas or they will also show documentaries


The trailer also showed pop concerts. It also showed that it's only on TNT terrestrial and on the France.tv app only considering the temporary nature of the channel, although we know that France Télévisions are in negotiations with pay tv providers over adding the channel on their platforms.
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RD
Roger Darthwell London London
I've seen a trailer on for Culturebox on France 3 featuring Daphné Bürki, it appears to be launching on Monday evening at 19.35 CET.

I wonder if Culturebox is going to show only classical music concerts and operas or they will also show documentaries


The trailer also showed pop concerts. It also showed that it's only on TNT terrestrial and on the France.tv app only considering the temporary nature of the channel, although we know that France Télévisions are in negotiations with pay tv providers over adding the channel on their platforms.

Hmm good to hear but I am wondering if it's worth to negotiate with pay-TV providers for an ephemeral channel, which they said it's going to close down as soon as the theatres reopen
MR
mrwish West Country (East) Midlands Today
It’s going to be on Fransat too at least, it’s already started testing on one of their satellite transponders -

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Interesting it's coming out of FTV Malakoff. That's the La 1ère (former RFO) headquarters rather than the main France Télévisions headquarters.
Last edited by mrwish on 30 January 2021 8:22am - 2 times in total
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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I think it's at 11096 V at 5W, SID 520 sharing a mux with France 5. I can't confirm it as Digitalbitrate doesn't decode Fransat channels.
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WI
william Founding member
As well as the Culturebox trail, there's this press release from 2 days ago (still nothing on the France TV programme guide).

Which I interpret as 20h35 (1935 GMT) start on Monday - with a music show live from a Paris theatre (with a 2-way into the 20h on France 2 a few minutes before the launch to promote it).

Then each night after (Mon-Sat) at 20h10 they're doing Culturebox, l’émission , which is a 50 minute magazine show (the first two episodes are at 19h15 for some reason). The daytime schedule is largely repeats and clips; the schedule is a bit more structured from 17h.

I'm wondering if France TV are calculating that if they make a good enough job of this, there might be sufficient public goodwill to keep it…
Last edited by william on 30 January 2021 6:01pm
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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
The co-presenter of the new magazine show Raphäl Yem is a reporter on the Paris IDF edition of Ensemble c'est mieux !

I wondered why Je t'aime, etc... has been off France 2 recently, clearly Daphné Bürki has been working on the Culturebox project.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
On TNT's R1 mux, Culturebox has been added at 1920x1080. Franceinfo and France 4 have dropped to 720x576 SD.
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RD
Roger Darthwell London London
Bertelsmann is considering the idea of selling M6 and it's holding company Metropole Television SA which includes RTL Radio! https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021/02/01/betelsmann-mulls-m6-sale/ The German media group has apparently approached the following people and groups: Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, who owns stakes in French newspaper Le Monde and Bertelsmann’s domestic rival ProSiebenSat.1, Vivendi, owner of Canal+, and the cable network Altice Europe, owner of BFM TV and RMC Info, TF1 Group and even Italy’s Mediaset
So I want to ask the hypothetical question, how exactly the French media landscape could change if M6 is indeed sold to one of them. Update RTL Group has not denied the rumours of a sale
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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I would have thought selling to Altice would be the easiest to get past the French regulator as it'd maintain the same amount of competitors as now while allowing Altice to become a major player in French broadcasting.

If TF1 or Canal go for it, there would almost certainly be a competition review with the possibility of selling channels or other parts of their businesses to get M6 through. It could also see cuts to M6's news department as TF1 and Canal already have news divisions which could produce the M6 bulletins using existing teams, although they may want to keep the existing presenters to keep continuity.

It may also be the case that other radio groups may want the radio business. RTL being the revenue earner out of those three stations. RTL2 and Fun Radio not so much.

I think M6 has gone as far as it can under the lead of RTL being the major shareholder in the business but needs new blood to take the group further.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Trailer for tonight's launch of Culturebox which launches at 8.35pm local time, 7.35pm in the UK. You'll need a VPN to watch the launch over here.



JF
JetixFann450 Central Reporting Scotland
Is it just me or can I see Culturebox ending up as a permanent station? Especially for what is considered a pretty strong offering from France Televisions during the pandemic? Then again it would mean the France 3 programming would simply just move to Culturebox.
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RD
Roger Darthwell London London
Is it just me or can I see Culturebox ending up as a permanent station? Especially for what is considered a pretty strong offering from France Televisions during the pandemic? Then again it would mean the France 3 programming would simply just move to Culturebox.

I think that only time will tell

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