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M6: the countdown to the sale


ANALYSIS - Bertelsmann wishes to sell its channel to TF1. Several actors have shown interest. But, the assignment risks stretching over time.

The managers of the Bertelsmann group and its French subsidiary M6 have their eyes riveted on a huge clock.

It shows the time that passes before a crucial date for M6: May 5, 2023. The day of the expiry of its authorization to broadcast on TNT, issued by the Superior council of audio-visual (CSA).

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There are exactly two years left.

It sounds long, but, in fact, it is this deadline that enormously complicates the sales process of the M6 ​​group officially launched in early March.

Vivendi in ambush

Thomas Rabe, CEO of Bertelsmann, has explicitly given his preference to a sale of the M6 ​​group to TF1:

"A merger with TF1 would be part of our strategy of actively pursuing market consolidation

," he declared. presentation of RTL Group's annual results.

However, a sale of M6 to TF1, owned by Bouygues, would trigger a real revolution in the French audiovisual landscape.

Bring together the two largest free television groups in France, which would combine

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Source: lefigaro

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