Salto strikes agreement with copyright societies

French streaming outfit Salto has struck a key agreement with copyright collecting societies the SACD and ADAGP to recompense authors of audiovisual works distributed on the platform. The copyright outfits said that the agreement took into account the non-linear use of works such as catch-up television and and video-on-demand, but also covered the distribution of […]

Canal+ strikes deal with collecting society after long dispute

Vivendi-owned pay TV operator Canal+ has struck an agreement with rights collecting agency SACEM, which music rightsholders in France, concerning the payment of rights for works used on its channels and services. Canal+ said that it had agreed to pay SACEM all the fees due for 2017, while SACEM had agreed to end its legal […]

Canal+ defends rights payment freeze as collecting societies take action

Canal+ has defended its refusal to pay rights fees demanded by French collecting societies following a dispute that has lasted several months, leading to major legal battle between the pay TV operator and four of the main societies. Four leading collecting societies – SACD, SACEM, SCAM and ADAGP – filed a lawsuit with the Paris […]

French video games provider Ankama does deal with Netflix

French video games and animated content specialist Ankama has partnered with Netflix to make popular French kids animated show Wakfu available to the streaming video service’s subscribers worldwide.  The deal will give Netflix French and worldwide VoD rights to the series. Wakfu will be available on Netflix in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, the […]

Orange strikes mobile TV deal with collecting societies

Orange France has struck a new deal with rights-holders collecting societies ADAGP, SACD, SACEM and SCAM covering the distribution of TV programmes via ADSL, fibre optic networks, satellite and, for the first time, mobile TV. Pascal Rogard, director-general of SACD, said that the agreement was important not only because it set the terms for the […]

French collecting societies agree SVOD deal with Canal Plus

Two groups representing French content creation professionals’ intellectual property rights have agreed a deal with Canal Plus to allow the latter to exploit their rights for subscription video-on-demand service CanalPlay Infinity. Collective rights management groups SACD and ADAGP have authorised Canal Plus to use works for which they manage the rights after agreeing a remuneration […]