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TF1 weighs up legal action over Canal Plus carriage row

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has said it is “seriously considering” legal action against pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus amid the carriage dispute between the two companies.

The dispute commenced last week when Canal Plus warned that it would no longer carry TF1 channels after the latter expressed a desire to “fundamentally review” its commercial demands. Canal Plus said that TF1 has asked for “very substantial remuneration” for its free-to-air channels: TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI.

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