This guide, which was published in early 2010, presents “a comprehensive description of the world of French digital channels. It provides information on the incredible variety of digital channels available in France as well as the diversity of distribution channels. Plus it takes an up-to-date look at channel performance (viewership, subscriber numbers, financial results) along with programming and investment in European and French-language programs,” reads France’s Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) website.
This eighth edition of the guide is the result of collaboration between CSA, Direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles (DGMIC) of France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), Association des Chaînes Conventionnées éditrices de Services (A.C.C.e.S.), and Syndicat national de la publicité télévisée (SNPTV).
The guide depends is largely based on statistics, reports, and studies.
The document is available from partner websites. The “libres propos” section is an opportunity for professionals to express their views about the impact of digital channels on the audiovisual landscape, namely changes to how we watch television, the relationship between channels and the public, and the impact on industry stakeholders.