Media and Telecoms
The Group is now present in free press, digital media, market research and cinema and television logistics, and in the telecoms sector with 4G licenses covering the whole of France and with the Internet access provider, Wifirst.
Direct Matin, free daily of information, frees the main part of the current events. Distributed to approximately 900 000 copies (OJD in January-June, 2016) in the main French cities, it collects every day about 2,4 million readers (ACPM One on 2015-2016 LNM). With its digital offer, Direct Matin is accessible all day long.
For some more of closeness, it also commes in regional publishing thanks to an exclusive alliance with the groups of the Regional daily press.
Bolloré Télécoms is an operator holding 3.5 GHz licenses throughout France, and is closely involved with the work of the international harmonization and standardization bodies and, in respect, is working on the development of 4G technologies in that frequency band.
Subsidiary of Bolloré Group, Wifirst is an international internet operator. Wifirst develops the first platform of very high speed WiFi network, via optical fiber or ADSL, in collective places: student residences, hotels, holiday residences, companies, defense bases. Wifirst equips 500,000 rooms broadband internet access and has more than a million users of its network per month. In 2015, the company has experienced a significant development with the gain on the contract "la Poste".
Major players, as Vinci, the National Defense, CROUS, AccorHotels and Barrière Group trust Wifirst to meet their connectivity needs.
The Group is also present in the movie industry with a 10% interest in Gaumont, one of the leading European players in the sector, which owns one-third of the national network of EuroPalaces cinemas and operates a sizable catalog of feature-length films. Moreover, the Bolloré Group also runs the Mac-Mahon cinema, one of the premier venues for movie enthusiasts in France.
In the video games segment, the Bolloré Group has a sharehoding of around 22% in Bigben Interactive, the leading European distributor of games and gaming accessories.