Les Médias Francophones Publics
Established in January 2016, Les MFPs are the product of a merger between two organisations who were tasked with working on greater collaboration between French-speaking radio and television stations respectively: les Radios Francophones Publiques (RFP) and the Communauté des Télévisions Francophones (CTF).
This merger was decided by the heads of Radio France, France Télévisions, Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF), Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), TV5 Monde, Radio-Canada, TV5 Québec Canada, Télé Québec and France Médias Monde. Each organisation agreed that the accelerating convergence between radio, television and the web offers new possibilities to innovate, create and share.
Les MFP, has, as it’s base, a rich past of more than fifty years’ cooperation. It has been designed by it’s co-founders as a forum for public French-speaking broadcasters, combining collaboration, production and monitoring activities. The association assumes the role of an intermediary when it comes to carrying out joint projects; it also asserts genuine creativity by initiating coproduction projects which are then submitted to its members.
The ‘Association des Médias Francophones Publics’ (Association of French-language Public Media) was set up by its founding members as a joint body to facilitate collaborations between them and also to support and represent them.