France Approves New Streaming Service, With Conditions

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 7:52 PM EDT) -- France's competition authority has given the green light to a planned joint venture between the country's largest broadcasters to create a new streaming service, after the companies agreed to commitments that would alleviate competition concerns.

Television broadcasters TF1, France Télévisions and M6 got approval for their new streaming service called Salto on Monday, after they agreed to conditions that would limit the amount of content that Salto can get from its parent companies. The companies also agreed to ensure that the new service would not restrict competitors' ability to provide television and streaming service programming.

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