The TF1 schedule will be “almost normal this fall”, with the return of Koh-Lanta, The Voice Kids, new American series and new seasons of French fiction, said the director general of content Ara Aprikian in an interview with Figaro Wednesday. While filming is at a standstill with the coronavirus crisis and many sporting events and competitions are canceled, France Télévisions has announced that its back-to-school schedule will be shifted to January 2021. As for TF1 “we have anticipated the beginning of March and built up a reservoir of content already shot. Our schedule will be almost normal this fall, with the return of big brands like + Koh-Lanta +, + The Voice Kids +, big cinema films, new American series and new seasons of French fiction. We are doing everything to offer an ambitious back to school starting in September “, explains Ara Aprikian.
The chain also puts on “a return to the antenna well before September” of its daily soap opera “Tomorrow belongs to us”: “we have stock and when filming resumes, we will have the capacity to refuel the grid soon enough. they be able to resume, “he said. In the immediate future, he acknowledges that “all of TF1’s programs are impacted” with “several dozen shootings” suspended and “numerous supply shortages”. “We make acquisitions, by drawing on our stock or by turning thanks to new production methods”, like the confined version of the game “Who wants to earn millions”, animated by Camille Combal from his apartment. To diversify, the group will also enrich its podcast offer with the launch of 5 new formats of its programs: “50’Inside, la story”, derived from the people show by Nikos Aliagas, “Vie d’aventure” by Koh Lanta presenter Denis Brogniart, “Chroniques criminelles” by Jacques Pradel, “Carpool Karaoke”, adaptation of the American success by Camille Combal and “C’est un consot” by Christophe Bourseiller, derived from a program on the TF1 Histoire group.
“This new podcast offer will allow our viewers to extend and enrich the experience around our programs but also to federate new audiences adepts of podcast formats,” said Yann Geneste, director of TF1 Entertainment. It is also a means of diversifying the sources of advertising revenue while the group is preparing, like all of television, for a drop in advertising revenue.