Editorial

"Our world is always changing. It’s not enough for us to adapt to change: we have to anticipate the transformations, be able to assimilate them, share them and implement them. For the TF1 Group, innovation is a continuous process. It enables us to identify and experiment with innovative solutions, to sniff out changing behaviours and offers. Key to our capacity to innovate is TF1 Media Lab, our unit specialising in the future and innovation."

Christine BELLIN, Executive Vice President Strategy and Customer Distribution, CEO of e-TF1, CEO of TF1 Distribution

 

Our Priority

DATA

Know consumers better, and use data convergence to deliver a better client experience 

AI

Increase our productivity, improve content linking and speech-to-text, and combat fake news

ADTECH

Develop new tools so partner brands can optimise our offers and ads

TF1 Media Lab

TF1 MediaLab, our specialist unit focused on the future and innovation, underpins the ongoing transformation of our business as we work together to build the future of our industry. MediaLab’s role is to analyse current changes, but above all to drive them: to learn from innovators, support creative thinkers, and always push the boundaries. TF1 MediaLab aims to deploy technological solutions and services that chime with new behaviours and coming revolutions in our industry.

Innovation must be a collective endeavour. We are convinced we can accelerate the process by allying our own expertise with the know-how of the next generation of entrepreneurs. To achieve this, in 2015 we launched an open innovation dynamic to plug into the start-up ecosystem. Today, more than thirty fledgling enterprises have already been supported by TF1. And the adventure continues via our start-up accelerator program based at Station F in Paris, the world’s largest start-up campus. 

SHOWROOM

Our innovation showroom has nearly 200m² of leading edge technology, enabling us to share the latest prototypes with our partners.

 

INVESTMENT FUND

Set up in 2016, our investment fund provides financial support to start-ups in the early stages of their development.

FUTURE-WATCHING

Artificial intelligence, data, virtual reality, e-sport … We anticipate changes in our markets and are always looking for new playing fields.

INTRAPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Our staff have ideas too … and entrepreneurial drive. Our intrapreneurship program gives them a framework and a working methodology, and supports them in developing their project to prototype stage.

ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

As the media representative at Station F, we launched our accelerator program in January 2018. Our aim was to experiment with and industrialise innovative solutions and services within our ecosystems.

INNOVATION STUDIO

In our fab lab we imagine, design and create prototypes of new products and innovative solutions. 

27
accelerator program alumni since 2018
2m
capital injected into our investment fund
600
visits a year to our showroom
3
countries in our innovation network (Paris,Tokyo, San Francisco)

Our partners

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David avec Goliath

David avec Goliath is an unmissable event for the TF1 Group; our support for it goes back a long way. We believe that the future is about cooperation. Based in Paris, David avec Goliath (David with Goliath) is the brainchild of Gonzague de Blignières and Clara Gaymard (co-founders of RAISE) and Olivier Marchal (Chairman of Bain & Company). It teams up young growth businesses with large corporates, encouraging collaboration and building bridges between the two worlds.

STATION F

STATION F is the world’s largest start-up campus. Founded in June 2017 in downtown Paris, it has the backing of Xavier Niel, the entrepreneur behind Free Telecom, Kima Ventures, and the 42-computer programming school. Spread over 34,000m², the campus is home to over 1,000 start-ups and was expanded in 2018 to host 600 people.

Viva Technology

Viva Technology is an annual fair dedicated to tech innovation and start-ups held at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and organised by the Les Échos and Publicis groups. Launched in 2016, Viva Technology is a three-day event: the first two days are reserved for start-ups, investors, executives, students and academics, opening up to the public on day three.