Editorial

"Market leader in French television for over 30 years, the TF1 Group has in just a few years become a major player in content, with a presence across the entire value chain. We plan to strengthen this position in the coming years, in France and internationally. This will involve exploiting new synergies made possible by our acquisitions in production and digital, and by putting ever more creativity and innovation at the heart of our growth model. Our objective is to ensure that our leadership feeds through fully, not just into the numbers but also socially, through a strong ambition that our content will help to positively inspire society.”

Gilles Pélisson, Chairman & CEO

Our purpose

OUR IDENTITY

We are a major player in content production, publishing and distribution.

Content has been at the heart of our business for more than 45 years. The good news is that everywhere in the world, interest in quality content and how to share it in a personalised way is on an uptrend.

We have adapted our model to take account of this opportunity. More than just a television company, we have become a major player in content. Today we are exploring all formats and all genres, and are present throughout the value chain.

OUR MISSION

Being a major player in content is a unique opportunity, and a great responsibility. Because nothing is more important than content.

Content can stimulate one person, ten people or millions of people. It can reveal what is faraway and what is close by. It can change our attitude to others, our world view, and sometimes even the direction of history.

Through all the content that we conceive and produce, we want to positively inspire society. 

Positively inspiring society means enriching people’s lives by enabling them to experience positive emotions. By telling people about the world and how it is changing. But also by showcasing French and European creativity, and supporting all businesses, large and small.

OUR AMBITION

For more than 30 years we have been at the heart of people’s lives. And that won’t change because there are now more sources of content. Quite the reverse.

Every day French people spend more time with our content than with any other. And they generate more traffic and discussion around our content than anyone else’s.

This unique connection is our strength. Our ambition is to continue to strengthen this relationship, by allying creativity, know-your-customer and technological innovation so that we are always closer to user behaviour.

Our approach

To put content at the heart of everything

At TF1, content is all. That’s obvious for news, but it also applies to entertainment. Our audiovisual and digital studios, our teams of journalists and our music labels give us first-rate creation, innovation and production capability. This wealth of viewpoints, artistic perspectives and technical expertise makes the TF1 Group a partner of choice for the greatest talents, and puts us at the heart of the French and European audiovisual creation ecosystem.

To bring unique moment alive

We give people a different experience. We want to bring alive unique moments around our content which enrich people’s daily lives and which they remember for a long time. That’s the power of the live experience: being able to bring together thousands of people in a concert arena, and millions in front of their screens. It’s also the power of digital and technology, which can now offer a personalised video experience that plays to everyone’s needs, desires and centres of interest.

To know and serve our audiences better

The TF1 Group has been part of French people’s everyday lives for nearly 50 years. Together we have lived through the same major events, shared the same emotions. To say that we know each other is an understatement! To continue knowing and serving our audiences better, we are constantly listening, exchanging ideas, testing. At TF1, daring creativity and technological innovation have the same aim: to reinvent every day the relationship that unites us.

To create economic value but also a better society

Offering better content and constantly improving the experience around it requires investment. This is made possible by our advertising revenues, but also by our ability to innovate in order to create value around our content, our talents and our brands. For us, this ability to create value must be shared, not only with businesses at every level – who can rely on our connection with our audiences – but also with all the charities and causes that we support.

KEY FIGURES

2,337 million euros of revenue in 2019
2,337 million euros of revenue in 2019
No.1 world media group for gender equality in 2019
No.1 world media group for gender equality in 2019
1,200 hours of content produced by Newen in 2019
1,200 hours of content produced by Newen in 2019
3,207 employees in 10 countries in 2019
3,207 employees in 10 countries in 2019

International footprint

A new international presence driven by production and digital