REACTIONS – Gratuity should allow the news channel to head out of the water thanks to funding by advertising …
The High Council audiovisual said no. LCI will not pass on free DTT as desired by the TF1 Group. But free would allow the news channel (which has only 13,000 viewers per average quarter hour) to head out of the water thanks to funding through advertising. In recent months, however, Nonce Paolini had brandished a strong argument. Absence of agreement, the future is threatened LCI
According to several journalists LCI, CEO of TF1 confirmed to unions LCI its intention to close the end of 2014 the chain.
“We are all in shock a decision that makes, I think, definitely jeopardize the future of ICL,” said the Nonce Paolini 8:00 p.m. tray TF1 Tuesday night. However, he raised the possibility of recourse to the group but “take a long time, twelve to eighteen months.”At the announcement of the refusal of passage of the chain free Tuesday after afternoon, Eric Revel, the CEO of LCI, reacted on its own channel: “I am tonight very angry and very sad for all employees LCI who fought for this chain has a future and today ‘hui are being stopped in their flight “
Some of them have reacted on Twitter after the announcement of the CSA, anticipating a chain closure.
Jean-Pierre Pernaut, deputy director of information and presenter of TF1 JT 13 hours of TF1, also expressed his “sadness” and “anger” on the microblogging site:
The producer TV Xavier Couture is also indignant:
Other observers question on Twitter:
Meanwhile, the NextradioTV group (BFM TV) welcomes the decision CFS. For his boss Alain Weill, “it would have profoundly destabilized the television market and that of the information channels in particular.”shared by the Association of Chain (ICA) satisfaction which brings together many channels of DTT as BFMTV, RMC Discovery or NRJ12. It welcomed in a statement “the courage and independence of the CSA.” Its president, François Morinière, said that the CSA had recognized “and the role of independent actors, which contribute greatly to the plurality of the media landscape.” AG