Canal+ secures time-limited renewal of DTT presence

France’s Canal+ has agreed to renew the presence of its encrypted channel on France’s struggling digital-terrestrial TV platform for a further 18 months following the expiration of its current licence on December 5 this year. Regulator ARCOM had agreed in June last year to allow a procedure of renewal without a call for rival candidates. […]

Canal+ reportedly seeking shorter commitment for DTT licence

French pay TV outfit Canal+ is looking to finalise a new licence to broadcast on France’s digital-terrestrial platform within the next few weeks, but is pressing for a reduced period for the renewal, according to a report by financial daily Les Echos. The pay TV operator has blown hot and cold on renewing its DTT […]

Canal+’s Pujol promoted to C8 programme chief

France’s Canal+ has put Vincent Pujol in charge of free-to-air channel C8. Pujol is promoted from head of scheduling at C8 and another digital free TV network, CStar, to programme director. He will report to Franck Appietto, who became managing director of C8 a year ago as part of a restructuring that handed in control […]