French regulators have approved a joint streaming service between France Televisions, M6 and TF1.
Expected to roll out in the first quarter of 2020, Salto is expected to give the major French players a greater role in the domestic and wider European TV market.
France Televisions CEO Delphine Ernotte Cunci said: “Now that Salto has been approved, we will at last be able to put together Team France in broadcasting, which I have been longing for.
“The launch of the platform will very soon give us what we need to compete against international players on our own territory.”
M6 CEO Nicolas de Tavernost added: “Our channels are popular with French people, our content is attractive and our technology is very advanced – all reasons to welcome the forthcoming launch of an ambitious joint offer like Salto.”