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TMC
CountryMonaco
Slogan10
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerGroupe TF1
Sister channelsTF1
TFX
TF1 Séries Films
TV Breizh
History
Launched10 November 1954
Former namesTélé Monte-Carlo (1954–1993)
Monte Carlo TMC (1993–2001)
TMC (2001–2004)
TMC Monte-Carlo (2004–2009)
Links
Websitewww.tmc.tv
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 10 (HD)
Cable
NumericableChannel 10
Monaco TelecomChannel 41
UPC SwitzerlandChannel 12
VOOChannel 19
TelenetChannel 32
Orange BelgiumChannel 19
Satellite
Canal+Channel 90
Bis TélévisionsChannel 10
TélésatChannel 25
Canal+ CalédonieChannel 43
Canal+ CaraïbesChannel 56
Canal+ RéunionChannel 36
Canal+ AfriqueChannel 62
IPTV
Canal+Channel 90
FranceChannel 10
ProximusChannel 66
Post LuxembourgChannel 119
SFR RéunionChannel 60
My.tChannel 81

TMC (pronounced [te ɛm se]) is a FrancoMonégasque general entertainment television channel, owned by the French media holding company Groupe TF1.

History

The oldest private channel in Europe, TMC dates back to 1954, inaugurated by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Like several other European television channels, its first major broadcast was one relating to the country's reigning dynasty, in this case the marriage of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly. As a result of an agreement between Prince Rainier III and the French President François Mitterrand, TMC was able to be broadcast as far west as Montpellier, France, tripling its coverage (three million potential viewers).

In 1987 the channel was carried for a few hours on M6, a French television service — which made it available to much more of France — and the channel was eventually carried by CanalSat and became available in all of France and the Indian Ocean area. The channel also won a spot on the French language digital terrestrial television scheme, demonstrating its wide appeal.

The channel was owned jointly by the TF1 Group (40%), the AB Groupe (40%) and the Government of Monaco (20%).[1] In 2010, TF1 Group bought AB Group's shares, In 2016, TF1 bought the Government of Monaco's shares,[2] and now owns 100% of the channel.

Until 1995 TMC was a member of the European Broadcasting Union as a part of Radio Monte-Carlo (RMC). Currently the Monégasque membership is held by Groupement de Radiodiffuseurs Monégasques (GRMC), a joint organisation by Monte-Carlo Radiodiffusion (RMC) and Radio Monte Carlo (RMC).

Logos

Programming

Télé Monte Carlo shows a variety of programmes, including many imports. It also produces much original programming that include news magazines, cooking shows, and talkshows, which include:

TV Shows

Sports programing

Association football

Motorsport

Rugby

Handball

Tennis

References

  1. ^ "Doc Presse: Groupe TF1" (in French). L’École supérieure de journalisme de Lille. Archived from the original on 2008-11-15.
  2. ^ "TF1 devient l'unique propriétaire de TMC en rachetant les 20% de la Principauté de Monaco" [TF1 becomes the sole owner of TMC by acquiring the 20% of the Principality of Monaco]. Europe 1 (in French). 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  3. ^ "THE TF1 AND CANAL+ GROUPS ACQUIRE BROADCASTING RIGHTS TO THE UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2021 TOURNAMENT" (PDF). TF1 Group. 2019-10-04. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  4. ^ "TF1 GROUP AND BEIN SPORTS REACH AGREEMENT ON BROADCASTING THE IHF WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS". TF1 Group. 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  5. ^ "TF1 GROUP AND BEIN SPORTS TO BROADCAST EHF EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS". TF1 Group. 2019-11-28. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  6. ^ "Tennis returns to TF1 in Davis Cup Finals deal". SportBusiness Media. 2019-09-02. Retrieved 2020-02-03.