Canal+ Group

Canal+ taps TVbeat for data insights

Data activation software company TVbeat has been selected by pay TV operator Canal+ Group to streamline TV viewership data across its TV channels to provide insights for content planning and scheduling. TVbeat will ingest, process and unify all TV linear and non-linear viewership data from set-top boxes and OTT sources at a census level and […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) to combat illegal video and content downloads. These include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth […]

Canal+ acquires Alterna’TV

Canal+ Group has acquired Alterna’TV, the platform set up by Eutelsat Americas to distribute Latin American channels overseas, notably in North America. Aterna’TV channels are currently received by over six million subscribers in the Americas via cable and internet TV. Along with the acquisition, which was carried out via its Thema channel distribution subsidiary, Canal+ […]

D8 entertainment chief upped to Canal+ role

Vivendi-owned pay TV operator Canal+ has given free-to-air channel D8’s director of live and entertainment programming, Franck Appietto, the same responsibilities across Canal+. In his new role, Appietto will report to Canal+ Group CEO Maxime Saada. He will retain his responsibilities at D8 under the channel’s director-general Xavier Gandon. Appietto has held a number of […]

Canal+ secures French League Cup rights for four seasons

Canal+ Group has secured rights to the country Coupe de la Ligue football tournament for the next four seasons. From August 2016 the pay TV operator will air all matches from the competition’s seven rounds along with highlights. Public broadcaster France Télévisions will simultaneously air one match a day free-to-view. “Canal+ Group is strengthening its […]

Motors TV launches on Sling International in the US

Canal+ Group-owned channel distributer Thema is launching its Motors TV channel on Dish Network’s OTT service, Sling International, in the US. As of this week, Motors TV will be included in Sling’s World Sports Package, alongside five other channels, which is charged at US$10 per month. “I am delighted that our Motors TV North Am […]

Canal+ Group to deliver new DTT service in Africa

Canal+ Overseas will broadcast a new package of digital terrestrial TV (DTT) channels in French-speaking Africa, starting from the end of 2015. The Canal+ subsidiary will transmit the new pay TV offering of channels to DTT transmitters in approximately ten French-speaking countries. The service is due to launch by the end of the year will […]

More management changes at Canal+

Vivendi-owned pay TV operator Canal+ Group has made further changes to its management line-up. The group has named Thierry Cheleman as director of sports, replacing Thierry Thuillier, whose new role has yet to be spelled out. Didier Lupfer has meanwhile been appointed as director of cinema, replacing Nathalie Coste Cerdan, who is leaving the group. […]

Canal+ reorganisation sees board changes

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré has become chairman of the Canal+ Group supervisory board as part of a wider management restructure at the French pay TV operator . NC+ CEO Julien Verley and Bolloré Média chairman Jean-Christophe Thiery also join the Canal+ board at part of the restructure, with Thiery becoming chairman of the Canal+ Group management […]

Canalsat upgrades to all-HD with Thomson Video Networks

Canal+ Group has tapped Thomson Video Networks to supply encoders for the transition of the entire Canalsat line-up of channels to an all-HD offering in H.264. Thomson is supplying its ViBE EM4000 HD/SD encoder to power the migration of the platform to HD, along with its NetProcessor multiplexer/video processor, Amethyst III high-density redundancy switch, and MediaFlex […]

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