France - Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses


France has developed its digital media market on the back of an excellent multi-platform broadband infrastructure which supports a range of videostreaming services (IPTV and SVoD). A greater proportion of broadband subscribers are adopting bundled offers incorporating both mobile and fixed-line voice and data services. Triple-play remains the preferred bundle for most customers though quad-play is the fastest growing combination.

The success of this market largely rests on fierce competition which has brought the cost of most bundles to below €30 per month. The consolidated cable sector is now dominated by Numéricable-SFR, which manages an upgraded network capable of competing effectively with DSL offerings, and which (since the acquisition of SFR) has been able to provide a full range of fixed-line and mobile services. Significant progress has also been made in France’s digital terrestrial TV sector, with the first region having been switched to digital services.

This report reviews France’s multiple-play and digital media sectors, including services such as VoD and IPTV and developments in digital, cable and satellite TV. It also examines the latest regulatory measures relating to digital convergence and applications.

Key developments:

Cdiscount launches videostreaming service; Orange launches OTT HDMI dongle for access to Orange streaming services; IPTV subscriber base continues growth; trial interactive data broadcasts of using HbbTV authorised; DVB-T2 standard to be adopted; Orange TV migrates to single access platform; report update includes the regulator’s market data to September 2016, operator data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Vivendi, Orange, SFR, Iliad, Bouygues Telecom, TPS, AB Group, TNTSat, Canal+.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Digital Media
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Key Digital Media Players
      • 2.2.1 Orange
      • 2.2.2 Canal+
      • 2.2.3 Iliad (Free)
      • 2.2.4 Bouygues Telecom
      • 2.2.5 SFR Group (Numéricable-SFR)
      • 2.2.6 Other operators
    • 2.3 Videostreaming
      • 2.3.1 Orange
      • 2.3.2 SFR Group
      • 2.3.3 Free
      • 2.3.4 Bouygues Telecom
      • 2.3.5 Other players
    • 2.4 Communications: VoIP
    • 2.5 Other digital media services
      • 2.5.1 Introduction
      • 2.5.2 Interactive TV (iTV)
      • 2.5.3 Cable TV (CATV)
      • 2.5.4 Cable consolidation
    • 2.6 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
      • 2.6.1 Canal+
      • 2.6.2 TPS
      • 2.6.3 GlobeCast
      • 2.6.4 Orange
      • 2.6.5 AB Group
      • 2.6.6 TNTSat
      • 2.6.7 SFR Group
    • 2.7 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
      • 2.7.1 Introduction
      • 2.7.2 Regulatory framework
      • 2.7.3 Digital switchover
      • 2.7.4 Digital dividend
      • 2.7.5 DTTV launched
  • 3. Related reports
  • Table 1 – DSL based IPTV subscribers, proportion of total IPTV base – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Orange IPTV/satellite subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 3 – VoIP lines and traffic in minutes – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 4 – VoIP traffic as proportion to all traffic – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Orange VoIP and Livebox subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Proportion of TV reception by platform –2009 - 2014
  • Table 7 – Canal+ Group revenue – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Canal + subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Overview of digital media

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Last updated 5 Feb 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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