French pay TV provider Canal+ has secured distribution of its pay TV channels Canal+ International and CNews on the DirecTV platform in the US.
Since March 19, DirecTV customers subscribing to the FrenchDirect option have access to both channels.
Canal+ International is a new general entertainment channel aimed at Francophone viewers in the US. The channel offers a mix of original series, movies, live sport and entertainment programming.
The launch of the new channel along with news service CNews on DirecTV marks the first time that Canal+ services have been available on a pay TV platform in the US market.
Canal+ International will air content including Canal+ originals Pigalle La Nuit, Baron Noir, Platane and Section Zero along with Top 14 rugby and other sports and kids content from Canal+ kids channels Piwi+ and Teletoon+.
Canal+ International and CNews are distributed in the US by the pay TV group’s distribution arm Thema.