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Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199987238

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001

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Media Ownership and Concentration in France

Media Ownership and Concentration in France

Chapter:
(p.80) 5 Media Ownership and Concentration in France
Source:
Who Owns the World's Media?
Author(s):

Patrick-Yves Badillo

Dominique Bourgeois

Jean-Baptiste Lesourd

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0005

This chapter turns to media ownership and concentration in France. Once it has given an overview of the French media landscape, the main body of the chapter considers print media (newspapers, book publishing, magazine publishing), audiovisual media (radio, broadcast television, cable providers, satellite TV, video channels, film), telecommunications media (wireline and wireless telecom), and Internet media (Internet Service Providers, search engines, online news market). Scale effects favor large groups, like Lagardère, Vivendi, and France Telecom/Orange. Successful newcomers and challengers are Altice and Iliad. There have been major consolidations. Scope effects are also among the drivers of concentration, leading to a penetration of telecom and Internet sectors into the media industry. Newspaper publishing and television are also concentrated.

Keywords:   French media market, Orange, audiovisual media, telecommunications, Internet, Lagardere, Viveni, France Telecom, Bouygues, Numericable, France Televisions

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