That’s it. Free stopped on August 27, 2019 from broadcasting BFMTV, RMC Story and RMC Découverte. After several months of negotiations, Altice – owner of the channels – and Free, failed to find a financial agreement allowing Freebox subscribers to continue receiving the three channels.
However, should Free subscribers make a final cross on BFMTV, BFM Business, RMC Découverte and RMC Story? Not necessarily. There are, in fact, many alternatives that Free subscribers can adopt to continue enjoying the programs of these different channels.
1. Go through TNT
By going directly through DTT, Free subscribers can continue to receive the channels of the Altice group on their television. Provided you have a rake antenna on the roof of your house, or a building in the case of a condominium, and you have a TNT decoder (all recent televisions are equipped, as well as the Freebox) , it is entirely possible to receive BFMTV, RMC Découverte and RMC Story on your television.
Just connect your TV to the antenna socket using a dedicated cable, then run a full channel scan to find your usual channels on your big screen.
2. Download Molotov
Another possible possibility is to install the Molotov app. Available on all platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, Android TV, iOS), Molotov lets you watch TV on any screen using your Internet connection. You can install the application on your computer, but also on your smartphones and tablets, on connected TVs and Android TV Box, on theApple TV and can even stream content to another screen by using a Google Chromecast.
The application is free, but requires the creation of an account to be used. Molotov lets you watch all your usual channels, regardless of your equipment, even when traveling to another country within Europe. Molotov also offers a function to record the programs you are watching, but also to subscribe to new (pay) channels on which exclusive programs are offered.
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3. Download channel apps
Third possibility to continue watching BFMTV, BFM Business or RMC Découverte: go directly through the dedicated applications. Available on both iOS and Android, the BFMTV, BFM Business and RMC Découverte applications allow you to watch the live broadcast wherever you are. You will also be able to take advantage of Replays from the various channels, TV guides and, in the case of BFMTV and BFM Business, access to the latest news published on the channel websites.
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4. Watch live channels from your web browser
Last option offered to continue watching channels: go directly to the web browser. All these channels have a dedicated website on which it is possible to access the live broadcast. You can therefore continue to watch these channels for free from your computer’s web browser.
5. Watch the channels from Dailymotion
Finally, the last possible alternative to continue watching channels, go directly to Dailymotion. The channels of the Altice group each have their page where certain programs are available for replay.
As for BFMTV and RMC Story, these two channels offer a live broadcast of their stream from the streaming platform. You can therefore find these three channels by going to Dailymotion from any web browser, or by using the Dailymotion mobile application.