Lots of cultural and entertainment content are exceptionally available on different digital channels and they are free. It starts with video content. Canal + was the first to open the floodgates by offering all its programs to its subscribers and all its free-to-air channels for others (without replays). OCS is free for Orange subscribers. At SFR, “entertainment / discovery” “and” youth “packages are free until the end of the month. At Free, channels for children. At Bouygues, around thirty youth and discovery channels.
Possible consequence of the epidemic : the media timeline, which sets the rules for showing films (first in the cinema, then on video) could be exceptionally suspended. The cinemas being closed, films like De Gaulle, A son or The Good Wife could, perhaps, be posted on video platforms. It is not yet done but the authorities of French cinema are thinking about it.
On the cultural side, the social network Facebook, and its little brother Instagram, put the little dishes in the big with the hashtag #house together, an initiative of free video concerts offered by artists from home. Jean-Louis Aubert opened the ball last Sunday. Followed by Matthieu Chedid and Pierre Richard who offered, on Monday, a poetic recreation seen over a million times.
Other artists have promised to intervene regularly on their Facebook pages, such as Christine and the queens, Vitaa and Slimane, Gims or Dadju. By the way, this is an opportunity for Facebook to get a little health in terms of brand image.
The Palace of Versailles also offers content on Facebook via the hashtag # ensembleàlamaison. For its part, to compensate for the cancellation of shows, the Paris Opera offers free video recordings of its largest performances (Don Giovanni, Swan Lake, Carmen or The Barber of Seville, etc.) on its site and on the platform CultureBox from France Télévisions.