Over the last 40 years TDF has supported media and telecoms operators.
Backed by 10 100 sites, an ultra high speed network, technical platforms and expertise built up over decades, TDF broadcasts 35 DTT channels and 900 FM radio stations while also rolling out the networks of four French mobile phone networks. In order to support its clients, TDF develops and offers new consumer services including connected DTT, video on demand, catch-up TV, web-based media, ultra high speed connections and datacenters.
• 1975: TDF is founded as a public-sector broadcasting operator
• 1987: TDF becomes a state-owned corporation (société anonyme)
• 1991: TDF becomes a wholly-owned France Télécom subsidiary
• 2001: TDF acquires 49% stake in Digita (Finland)
• 2002: Shareholder changes: France Télécom sells 64% of its TDF investment:
63% to a consortium comprising CDC Equity Capital, Charterhouse and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)
1% to employees
• 2005: Further shareholder changes: France Télécom sells its entire TDF investment:
Charterhouse 55%, CDC 30%, CDC Entreprise Equity Capital and affiliates 14%, employees 1%
• 2007: Two new investors acquire equity stakes in TDF:
TPG 42 %, CDC (renamed Bpifrance Participations) 24%, Axa Private Equity (renamed Ardian) 18%, Chaterhouse 14%, employees 2% Acquisition of Smartjog (France)
• 2007: Acquisition of Alticom (Netherlands) and Antenna Hungaria (Hungary)
• 2008: Acquisition of Media Broadcast (Germany)
• 2011: Acquisition of Bebanjo (Spain) and Qbrick (Sweden) and sale of Axion (Spain) and Alticom (Netherlands)
• 2012: Sale of Digita (Finland)
• 2013: Sale of Gobé (France)
• 2014: Sale of Antenna Hungaria (Hungary)
• 2015: Brookfield Infrastructure Group, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), APG Asset Management N.V. and Arcus Infrastructure Partners today has closed the previously announced agreement to acquire 100% of TDF’s business in France.