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French OTT & Multiscreen Video Markets

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The French market, like other mature pay TV and broadband markets, is moving towards an increasingly on demand entertainment model, but regulatory hurdles like France’s chronology of the media which impose lengthy content delays for some OTT services have slowed progress. France’s high penetration rate of IPTV and full featured set-top boxes have primed the consumer base for next generation services which include multiscreen or TVE applications, but many of these services are still in early developmental stages e.g. support is often limited to Android and Apple mobile devices and select CE platforms. 

Penetration of pay TV services will remain high, but this speaks more to the activities from service providers than limited opportunities for OTT services, where measurement of success should not equate to cord cutting. Fixed broadband is highly penetrated and 4G subscription growth will help boost the prospects for mobile video, particularly if flexible data plans remain a part of the mobile broadband landscape. Regulatory factors, however, remain a significant issue in determining how this market develops over time.

This report discusses the French over-the-top video and pay TV markets – forecasts to 2018 are provided for French pay TV and fixed broadband households, Internet users, mobile subscribers, and online video viewers.     

Table of Contents

  • 1. A COMPETITIVE AND MATURE MARKET
    • 1.1. A Forward-looking Market
    • 1.2. Core Services
      • 1.2.1. Broadband Penetration
    • 1.3. Regulatory Considerations
  • 2. OTT/CONTENT HOLDER DISCUSSION
    • 2.1. OTT Players
      • 2.1.1. Canalplay Infinity and Canalplay VOD
      • 2.1.2. Videofutur
      • 2.1.3. FilmoTV
      • 2.1.4. Other VOD Services
      • 2.1.5. Amazon and Netflix Not Yet Available
    • 2.2. Multiscreen
  • 3. IPTV/PAY TV DISCUSSION
    • 3.1. French Pay TV and IPTV Forecast
    • 3.2. IPTV Market
      • 3.2.1. Bouygues Telecom
      • 3.2.2. Orange (Formerly France Telecom)
      • 3.2.3. Iliad (Alice Plus Freebox TV)
      • 3.2.4. Neuf Cegetel (SFR)
    • 3.3. Satellite
      • 3.3.1. Canalsat
      • 3.3.2. Canal+
      • 3.3.3. Orange
      • 3.3.4. Freesat TNT
    • 3.4. Cable
      • 3.4.1. Numericable
    • 3.5. Multiscreen
  • 4. CONCLUSIONS
  • 5. APPENDIX

Tables

  1. Fixed Broadband Subscribers, France, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Mobile Subscribers, France, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  3. Internet Users and Online Video Viewers, France, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  4. OTT Multiscreen Operators, France: 2013
  5. Pay TV Subscribers, France, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  6. Device Support for Multiscreen Services, France: 2013
  7. Multiscreen Channels and Services, France: 2013

Charts

  1. Fixed Broadband Household Penetration Rate, France, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Household Pay TV Penetration Rate, France, Forecast: 2012 to 2018