Internal restructuring
île de France;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.2 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

148 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2014
Foreseen end date


TV channel TF1 has announced plans to cut up to 148 jobs. As reported, the job reduction measure is linked with the decision of the French media regulator Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) to reject the request of TF1 to switch its pay TV channel LCI to free-to-air. As a result, a restructuring plan was announced envisaging 81 job cuts at the main channel TF1, 9 at its digital subsidiary and 58 at LCI. According to the sources, in the end of September a social plan was negotiated with the unions envisaging a voluntary redundancy plan and internal transfers but it was rejected by the employees. The group TF1 employs about 3,770 people in France. About 100 jobs were lost in 2013.

Updated, 24-10-2014: TF1 puts onhold its restructuring plan for LCI, ahead of a decision by the Council of State regarding whether or not the channel can be broadcasted on free to air DTT.


  • 24 October 2014: Les Echos
  • 30 September 2014: Libération
  • 23 September 2014: Le Monde


Eurofound (2014), TF1, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 77614, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77614.