TF1 Group

TF1 Group (French: Groupe TF1) is a French media holding company, the owner of channel TF1, the largest European private TV channel.

The group was formed after TF1 was privatized in 1987. It is controlled with a 43% stake by Bouygues, and is quoted on Euronext Paris.

Société anonyme
Traded asEuronextTFI
CAC Mid 60 Component
HeadquartersBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Key people
Gilles Pélisson (Chairman and CEO)
ProductsTelevision broadcasting and production, websites, media investments
RevenueIncrease €2.288 billion (2018)[1]
Increase €174 million (2018)[1]
Increase €128 million (2018)[1]
Total assetsDecrease €3.157 billion (2018)[1]
OwnerBouygues (43.8%)[2]
Number of employees
3,135 (2018)[1]



TF1 Group owns or has a direct stake in the following television channels:

  • TF1, the most popular channel in France
  • LCI - La Chaîne Info (launched in 1994)
  • TV Breizh - 80% stake
  • Stylia (ex-Odyssée launched in 1996) - 80% stake
  • TF1 International, TF1's international channel
  • Histoire (launched in 2004) - 80% stake
  • Ushuaïa TV - 80% stake
  • TMC Monte Carlo - 80% stake
  • TF6 - 50% stake
  • Série Club - 50% stake
  • TFX (launched in 2005 as NT1)
  • TF1 Séries Films (launched in 2012 as HD1)[3]

In June 2009, TF1 Group agreed to buy the NT1 channel from AB Groupe, as well as AB's 40% stake in TMC Monte Carlo (which would take TF1's total stake to 80%). The deal was cleared by France's competition authority and subsequently by the Council of State in December 2010, dismissing an appeal by Métropole Télévision.[4] As part of the same transaction the group raised its stake in WB Television to 49%.[5]

On 21 December 2012, Discovery Communications purchased a 20% stake in Eurosport from TF1 Group for €170m.[6] Discovery has the option to increase its stake to 51% in 2014. Should Discovery exercise its option, TF1 Group would have the ability to then exercise a put option over the remaining 49% that would see Discovery take full control.[7] On 22 July 2015 Discovery agreed to acquire TF1's remaining 49% stake in the venture.[8] Discovery also took a 20% share in TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaia TV and Stylia – for €14m, with the option of increasing its shareholding to 49% in each channel in 2014. Discovery and TF1's production arm will also work together on making programmes.

Other assets

The firm holds a number of other interests in the advertising, internet and publishing fields, including 34% of Metro International's operations in France.


  1. ^ a b c d e TF1 Group, [1], retrieved 13 March 2019
  2. ^ TF1 Group, [2], retrieved 13 March 2019
  3. ^ Nabyla, Daidj (2014-09-30). Developing Strategic Business Models and Competitive Advantage in the Digital Sector. IGI Global. ISBN 9781466665149.
  4. ^ Le Galès, Yann; Renault, Enguérand (30 December 2010). "TF1 autorisée à racheter TMC et NT1". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  5. ^ Vidalon, Dominique; Jacobs, Caroline (28 May 2009). "TF1 in exclusive talks to buy digital TV assets". Reuters. Forbes. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  6. ^ "TF1 & Discovery Communications finalize agreement and move forward to build three-tier strategic alliance across Eurosport, four payTV channels and production" (Press release). TF1 Group. 2012-12-21. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  7. ^ "Discovery moves into sport with a 20% stake in Eurosport". The Guardian. 13 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Discovery to take full control of Eurosport". 22 July 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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2011 Milan–San Remo

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The race was won by HTC–Highroad rider Matthew Goss, who was part of an eight-man group that battled for the victory, in a sprint finish. Goss finished ahead of Leopard Trek's Fabian Cancellara – the winner of the race in 2008 – and Omega Pharma–Lotto's Philippe Gilbert, who completed the podium.

2013 UCI Europe Tour

The 2013 UCI Europe Tour was the ninth season of the UCI Europe Tour. The 2013 season began on 27 January 2013 with the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise and ended on 20 October 2013 with the Chrono des Nations.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Europe Tour cycling jersey. John Degenkolb of Germany was the defending champion of the 2012 UCI Europe Tour. Riccardo Zoidl of Austria was crowned as the 2013 UCI Europe Tour.

Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded.

The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows:

Multi-day events: 2.HC, 2.1 and 2.2

One-day events: 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2


Bouygues S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[bwig]) is an industrial group headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Bouygues is listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue chip in the CAC 40 stock market index. The company was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues.

The group specialises in construction (Colas Group and Bouygues Construction), real estate development (Bouygues Immobilier), media (TF1 Group), and telecommunications (Bouygues Telecom).


For the General Motors automobile also marketed under the name "Eurosport", see Chevrolet Celebrity.

Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network, owned and operated by Discovery, Inc. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012, and became the majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company. On 22 July 2015 Discovery agreed to acquire TF1's remaining 49% stake in the venture.Eurosport owns a wide range of rights across many sports but generally does not bid for premium priced rights such as those to major football leagues. However, in 2015 it was awarded rights to broadcast the Olympic Games from 2018 for most of Europe and 2022 for the UK and France in a deal worth €1.3 billion (£922 million). It transmits much of the same footage across many markets, using unseen commentators rather than on-screen presenters so that the same visual feed may be broadcast in multiple languages while holding down production costs.

Eurosport has also expanded its deal with The All England Club to show all the Wimbledon matches live in 16 additional countries. It is a 3-year deal that includes exclusive TV and digital rights. This expands their tennis portfolio to show all four Grand Slams.The network of channels are available in 54 countries, in 20 different languages, providing viewers with European and international sporting events. Eurosport first launched on European satellites on 5 February 1989. In the 1990s, Eurosport timeshared with The Quantum Channel.

In February 2017, Discovery launched the channel in India, branded as DSport. The channel was made available on various platforms in both SD and HD feeds.

Jean-Pierre Pernaut

Jean-Pierre Pernaut (French: [ʒɑ̃ pjɛʁ pɛʁno] ; born 8 April 1950 in Amiens, Somme) is a news reader and broadcaster on French television. He is widely known simply by his initials, JPP.The regular presenter of station TF1's lunchtime news bulletin, the 13 Heures (1pm) since 1988, Pernaut's combination of avuncular personality and authoritative delivery has made him one of France's most popular news readers.

Also editor-in-chief of the bulletin, Pernaut has long promoted a deliberate policy of trivial content in each edition, usually running items about local culture and traditional crafts towards the end of the broadcast.

The approach has won a regular audience of between seven and eight million for the 13 Heures, a considerable figure for a lunchtime news programme.

From 1991 to 2010 he was also the longtime presenter of Combien ça coûte ? (How much does that cost?), a monthly consumer programme, again on TF1. Since 1988 Pernaut has also served on the board of directors of TF1 Group as a representative of the firm's employees.The partner of former Miss France, Nathalie Marquay, Pernaut published his best-selling memoirs, Pour tout vous dire.... (To tell you everything... ), in 2005. Shortly before that, he published two volumes of Les magnifiques métiers de l'artisanat (Splendid trades of the craft industry), which were glossy, but informative, tomes devoted to the subjects which have made his news bulletins so distinctive.

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TF1 (té effe un pronounced [te ɛf œ̃]) is a French free-to-air television channel, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. TF1's average market share of 24% makes it the most popular domestic network. Flagship series broadcast on the channel include CSI, The Voice and House M.D.

TF1 is part of the TF1 Group of mass media companies, which also includes the news channel LCI. It used to own the satellite TV provider TPS, which have been sold to the Canal+ Group.

The network is a supporter of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative that is promoting and establishing an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of terrestrial TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface.

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TPS offered various channels, including some owned by themselves:

TPS Star, the general entertainment flagship channel

TPS Foot, a football channel

Multivision, a 7-channel premium PPV service

And several movie channels: TPS Cineclub, TPS CinéComedy, TPS Cinéculte, TPS Cinextrême, TPS Cinéfamily, TPS Cinéstar, TPS Cinétoile and TPS Homecinéma.In November 2005, it was announced that TPS would merge with its competitor CanalSat, owned by the Canal+ Group.

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Selected CAC Mid 60 companies of France (as of 18 December 2017)
Terrestrial digital (free)
Terrestrial digital (pay)
Other free
TF1 Group
M6 Group
Canal+ Group
Orange S.A.
SFR Group (Altice)
The Walt Disney Company
Viacom International Media Networks
AB Groupe
Turner Broadcasting System France
Discovery Networks EMEA
Other (pay)
Media holding companies
Active members
Associate members and
approved participants


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