TF1 - The French TV Channel



TF1 is a private French TV network, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. TF1's 35% average market share, achieved on the ménagères de moins de 50 ans audience segment (house-wives less than 50 years old) makes it the most popular domestic network. It is a part of the TF1 Group of mass media companies, which also includes Eurosport, the largest European sports network. Together with France Télévisions, TF1 co-manages the international French news channel France 24. TF1 originally stood for Télévision Française 1 (French Television 1) but since its 1987 privatisation, the abbreviation is no longer expanded, since this would introduce a confusion with France Télévisions.


French TV Shows

Julie Lescaut ; Navarro ; Joséphine, ange gardien ; Une femme d'honneur ; Femmes de Loi ; Commissaire Cordier ; Sous le soleil ; Sœur Thérè ; Une famille formidable ; R.I.S police scientifique (French CSI version) ; Le grand frère ; Diane, femme flic ; Commissaire Valence ; Commissaire Moulin , Alice Nevers, Le juge est une femme , Section de Recherche; Père et Maire; Camping Paradis, Mystères...

American TV Shows

Heroes ; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Les Experts) ; CSI: Miami (Les Experts: Miami) ; CSI: NY (Les Experts: Manhattan) ; Lost (Lost, Les Disparus) ; Las Vegas ; Law & Order (New York District) ; Law & Order: Criminal Intent (New York Section Criminelle) ; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (New York Unité Spéciale) ; Grey's Anatomy ; Crossing Jordan (Preuve à l'Appui) ; Boston Legal (Boston Justice); 24 (24 Heures Chrono); Ghost Whisperer (Mélinda entre deux mondes) ; Close to Home (Close to Home: Juste cause) ; Criminal Minds (Esprits criminels) ; Monk ; One Tree Hill (Les Frères Scott) ; 7th Heaven (7 à la Maison) and The Young and the Restless (Les Feux de l'Amour).

Reality Shows

Koh Lanta (French "Survivor") ; Star Academy (French "The One: Making a Music Star" and " Fame Academy" ) ; L'île de la Tentation (French "Temptation Island").

Game Shows

Qui veut gagner des millions? (French "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?") ; Le Maillon Faible (French "The Weakest Link") ; À Prendre ou À Laisser (French "Deal or No Deal") ; Crésus.

Children's Shows

Pokémon ; Dora the Explorer ; Sonic X, amongst others.


In 2005, TF1 launced TF1Vision, a video on demand service.

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