M6 and TF1 agree merger deal in French market consolidation

Bixente Lizarazu and Gregoire Margotton of TF1 at the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier between Bulgaria and France (by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

French free-to-air commercial broadcasters M6 and TF1 have unveiled plans to merge their activities in a bid to “master the challenges arising from the accelerating competition with global platforms”.