Following the recent signing of the agreements linking Canal+ and Orange OCS to the professional organizations for the financing of cinema, these two companies signed today, in the presence of Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, the new agreement on the media timeline.
This agreement enters into force immediately and will be the subject in the next few days of an extension order signed by the Minister of Culture, which will make it mandatory for the entire sector for a period of three years.
Franck Riester warmly welcomes the outcome of this negotiation, which modernizes a situation that had not changed since 2009. This new agreement makes it possible to improve public access to works, taking the right measure of the evolution of expectations and uses; In particular, it guarantees all television viewers permanent access to films and shortens their broadcasting time by several months on pay-TV services and free-of-charge as well as video-on-demand subscription services. This new text also consolidates the funding model for French creation, by favouring the most virtuous and committed broadcasters. Finally, it contributes to the fight against piracy by making works available more quickly.
This signature symbolizes the ability of the French film industry to unite in the service of creation, cultural diversity and the access of our citizens to works.