Les Médias Francophones Publics

Our organisation, our members, our missions

Our Organisation

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), TV5Monde, Radio-Canada, TV5 Québec Canada, Télé-Québec and France Médias Monde, joined in January 2017 by Groupe Média TFO. 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.

Our 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.

Our Missions

  • Facilitating collaborations and exchange between our members

    • Promoting the exchange of knowledge regarding modes of production, initiatives and the projects undertaken by each of our partners
    • Initiation and coordination of co-productions between partner channels, with an emphasis on transmedia modes of broadcasting and distribution
    • Identifying an editorial approach for these projects that transcends the various cultures of the partners within the association by emphasising what they have in common
  • Supporting French-language media in the context of changes in the media landscape

    • Suggesting areas of innovation
    • Keeping up-to-date with digital developments
    • Monitoring of strategic, technological, editorial, economic and legal issues
  • Ensuring that the voice of public broadcasters is heard

    • Maintaining relations with partner institutions in ‘La Francophonie’ (French-speaking communities worldwide) and with bodies that promote cooperation between international media
    • Attracting the interest of creative young people and independent producers
    • Introducing the productions of partner broadcasters to a wide audience