Louise Bernard with Laura Laplaud 12:20 p.m., November 29, 2021

The owner and the director of the publication of "L'Express", Alain Weill, plans to buy a channel of the groups TF1 or M6 to create "L'Express TV".

This channel could offer a new image to the magazine.

The former boss of the Altice group intends to create a multimedia group in the future.

Will Alain Weill soon be at the head of a TNT channel?

What is certain is that the former leader of the Altice group and now owner of the magazine

L'Express

 could well see himself buying one of the television channels of the TF1 or M6 groups.

"I like this idea, it's the right time to do it," he assured Friday at the microphone of our colleagues from France Info.

"I have a total determination to succeed (...). We have lots of projects in audio, in video," he added. 

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The merger of TF1 and M6 in question

It remains to be seen whether he will have control over one of the TNT frequencies. The owner and the director of the publication of 

L'Express

indeed anticipates the merger of these two groups (TF1 and M6), because they will each be obliged to sell television channels. For the television groups, a rule applies: not to hold more than seven DTT frequencies, except that between them, the TF1 and M6 groups have ten.

A consequence that would look like a big and beautiful opportunity for the boss.

"From

L'Express

, I want to create a multimedia group in the years to come," he said.

The opportunity therefore to give a new image to the magazine, taken over by the media mogul in 2019 and which continues, for the moment, to lose readers.

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However, Alain Weill is not his first time in the entrepreneurial adventure.

He intends to follow the same strategy as 20 years ago with RMC and will therefore “certainly” be a candidate for the acquisition of a frequency.

"TV has a future, even if it must be transformed," he concluded.

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