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TF1 reports revenue gain, profit drop

21 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

PARIS - French broadcaster TF1 Group on Tuesday reported a profit of €172.3 million ($220.87 million) for the first nine months of the year, marking a 4.9% drop over the year-ago period despite higher revenue.

France's largest TV group posted a 5.8% revenue gain to €1.89 billion ($2.42 billion).

At the flagship TF1 network, advertising revenue grew by 3.8% to €1.22 billion ($1.56 billion) thanks to widespread public interest in the Soccer World Cup in June and July in addition to strong performances by U.S. TV import CSI, French TV drama Marie Besnard L'empoisonneuse and hit film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

However, programming costs for the popular World Cup contributed to a 20.1% decrease in the group's nine-months operating income to €194.5 million ($249.4 million).

TF1 didn't break out quarterly figures, but based on previous financial reports, third-quarter profit came in at €800,000 ($1.03 million), with operating profit amounting to €14.3 million ($18.4 million).

The group's cinema division, TF1 Films Production, attracted huge audiences for such recent co-productions as Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever, The Valet and Jean-Philippe.

Revenue from other businesses reached €662.4 million ($849.1 million), an increase of 9.6% thanks to profitable partnerships in the media sector. »

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