RTL and Bouygues, the parent group of France's biggest private TV network TF1, ended a plan to merge M6 and TF1 into a national television champion last month, saying demands by the French competition authority made it unworkable.
RTL was "inundated" with expressions of interest in its 48% stake in the French TV network after the collapse of the TF1-M6 merger plan, its boss Thomas Rabe said shortly after.
Rabe had added that going on with a sale of the M6 stake was only an option.
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Elvira Pollina; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten and Jane Merriman)
By Elvira Pollina and Mathieu Rosemain