Canal+ media group, part of Vivendi, will resume later on Wednesday broadcasts of channels owned by TF1 at the request of the regulator, the group said.

Canal+ had suspended broadcasts last week saying that Groupe TF1 was imposing “unreasonable” fees on distributors to transmit TF1’s free programmes.
TF1, part of Bouygues, is also engaged in a legal tussle with Orange over a similar fee dispute.

Following the request of the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA), and a communiqué from the ministry of  culture, which specified that the programmes of the free channels had to be free for customers served by satellite.

Vivendi’s subsidiary had removed TF1 on March 1, after failing to reach an agreement with the Bouygues subsidiary which claims remuneration to continue broadcasting its channels.

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