[INSIDERS] French platform Salto has “no chance” against Netflix

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#Streaming: the French platform Salto has “no chance” against Netflix

AFP – Salto, the common platform that France Televisions, TF1 and M6 are projecting has ” no chance “Against the American giant Netflix, said Wednesday the CEO of SACD, one of the main French copyright companies. ” Salto has no chance against Netflix, the only credible answer is a platform bringing together European public services and offering the best of European creation“, Estimated Pascal Rogard, who presented the contribution of the Society of dramatic authors and composers to the reform of the public audiovisual sector.

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The Salto project, which was announced this year, and would give access by subscription to the programs of France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 ” is a political operation“, Estimated Mr. Rogard. ” I’m not saying it’s a bad initiative, but the only credible initiative Is a European platform, he argued. The SACD also offers ” guarantee the promise “Made by the government of” sanctuary »The 560 million euros invested each year by the public service (including Arte) in audiovisual creation.

An equation difficult to maintain even though it has cut into the credits of the public audiovisual sector. To this end, SACD proposes to include this amount in the Finance Act. The SACD also calls for a diversification of fictions, beyond the detective series which monopolize the antennas of France Télévisions, and to show ” more daring In the programming, according to its president Sophie Deschamps.

The latter would particularly like to see the development of historical fictions (a field that France Télévisions recently announced that it wanted to reinvest) and fictions for young people. It also defends, as the former Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen had done, a reform of the contribution to public broadcasting (ex-license), to disconnect it from the possession of a television. Finally, the SACD has revealed that it has denounced its framework agreement with France Télévisions, which expires on January 1, 2019, in particular with a view to renegotiating the provisions concerning the digital distribution of works.

#Figures: Software industry grew 12% in 2017

AFP – The turnover of the French software industry climbed 12% in 2017 to 15 billion euros, a strong growth identical to that observed in 2016, according to figures published Wednesday by the professional federation Syntec Numérique. ” Not only is our French sector once again showing double-digit growth (…) but in addition this growth is well distributed between the different sizes of companies.“, Welcomed Gilles Mezari, co-president of the“ editors ”college of Syntec Numérique.

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The succession is therefore well assured, companies with less than 5 million euros in turnover even registering nearly 50% growth over two years.” , he added.

Among the major trends, the growth of Saas (software as a service, based on a subscription rather than a license logic) ” experienced a slight slowdown“. But this revolution in distribution mode, which today represents 31% of turnover in the profession, remains “the number 1 technological priority” for 43% of software companies, according to Syntec.

According to the barometer carried out by the consulting group EY, companies in the sector have “varied approaches” on how their data is hosted. Own hosting concerns 27% of them, 41% use a partnership with a data center (data center), and “only 31%” use mutualisation in a “cloud” service (cloud , or dematerialized computing).

Finally, the profession continues to suffer from a recurring problem, the difficulty in recruiting developers. According to the barometer, 84% of software publishers report recruitment difficulties. The list of publishers remains unchanged. Dassault Systèmes is the undisputed champion with 2.9 billion euros in revenue (in software publishing, excluding other activities), followed by Critéo (2 billion), Ubisoft (1.7 billion), Sopra Steria ( 0.6 billion) and Murex (0.5 billion).

#ComeBack: the reality show “The Real World” returns on Watch, the Facebook platform

AFP – Facebook will relaunch with MTV one of the flagship shows of the American channel, the reality show “The Real World”, three seasons of which will be broadcast on Watch, the new video platform of the social network, the groups announced Wednesday at MipCom.

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“The Real World,” launched in the early 1990s and aired until 2016, was the first show to follow the lives of strangers locked in a house around the clock, foreshadowing concepts like Loft Story / Big Brother. “En 1992, The Real World was launched which was totally new to television and started a trend“Said MTV President Chris McCarthy. ” Facebook Watch changed the way we watch TV so we turned to them to relaunch the show and we created something new: shared reality TV.“, He continued.

The show took place every year in a new city and the participants (between 7 and 8) were given a mission that generated discussions, without eliminating each other as is the case in many reality shows. On Facebook Watch, the show will have three simultaneous seasons: in the United States, Mexico and Thailand, where subjects “specific to each culture” will be addressed and where the public will be invited to interact live with the participants on Facebook.

Launched a year ago in the United States, Watch is now accessible in all territories where Facebook is present, and the American giant is increasing the number of ads to supply it with content. He’s going to launch his Confetti game, ” which allows to answer questions with his friends to earn money“, Outside the United States and broadcast a major dog competition,“ The World’s most amazing dog ”, a virtual audition where any user can post a video of their dog and vote. “IThere is a lot of competition in the sector and our difference is to offer shared experiences by providing a way to interact during and after the episode and to exchange with the creators“, Explained Paresh Rajwat, responsible for video products on Facebook. A concept of live conversation that is not unlike that of Twitter, a competing social network.