TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Series Films and LCI were removed by TF1 overnight on July 1st, only to be restored by Molotov a few hours later.
The leading French commercial broadcaster is now seeking their permanent removal and has served Molotov with a summons for infringement.
In return, Molotov also sued TF1 for the maintenance of the commercial contract. The decision is expected mid-July.
Although Molotov paid a carriage fee for the channels, TF1 regarded their presence as experimental. The situation was made worse when Molotov missed a couple of payments.
In February, The Paris Commercial Court ruled in favour of Molotov in a dispute over the carriage of commercial channel M6. The dispute began in late 2017, when M6 began to insist that its channels be counted a pay-TV, rather than sit in the free tier.