In the context of rapidly changing technologies and new applications, both of which mean wider distribution of films, France Télévisions and the Syndicat des producteurs indépendants (SPI) have agreed on the need to adapt contractual and exhibition conditions for short films pre-financed by France Télévisions. The short films will be available free on the internet – particularly francetv pluzz – four hours after they’ve been broadcast and for 7 days. As from the 8th day, they can be rented or downloaded from francetv pluzzVàD.
The agreement also means the pre-purchase contract will become more widely used and adapted to the specificity of short films. Its clauses – updated – will be similar for all channels. As leading broadcast partner and funder of short films, France Télévisions wants to introduce viewers to tomorrow’s young film talents, showing them the diversity of contemporary short films and allowing film-makers to express themselves in a variety of ways. Each year, the group pre-finances and buys nearly 100 short dramas, animations and documentaries broadcast on France 2 and France 3 and, during event programming, on France 4 and France O.
Source: communiqué France Télévisions du 5 février 2015