French culture minister unveils media production roadmap

27 January 2015, France

French culture minister Fleur Pellerin unveiled a new broadcasting industry roadmap at the Fipa trade fair in Biarritz. The minister seeks to make France a champion of audio-video innovation. To do so it needs champions. A new law on production awaits the Conseil d’Etat’s approval. It will allow TV channels to recover some of the co-production money for fiction and documentaries they finance. Production companies will remain in charge of distribution.