Canal+ Overseas

Canal+ secures raft of football rights for Africa

Pay TV operator Canal+ has secured the African rights to key international and French football competitions for the next few seasons in a move that bolsters its pay TV offering in the French-speaking parts of the continent. Canal+ said it had now struck deals to acquire the African rights to the UEFA Champions League for […]

Canal+ inks international Disney deal

Canal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its international service. The deal with The Walt Disney Company also sees a raft of Disney channels carried on Canal+’s Overseas service. The content element of the two-part agreement covers all […]

African OTT service iROKO raises US$19m

African over-the-top video service iROKO has raised a total of US$19 million (€17.6 million) and announced plans to “expand aggressively” across the continent. The move, which comes just weeks after OTT rival Netflix rolled out in Africa, will see iROKO invest in local content financing and production. The service said it aims to produce at […]

Canal+ Overseas chooses Enensys for TNT Africa regionalisation

Canal+ Overseas has chosen Enensys to provide technology for the rollout of its digital-terrestrial platform in Africa. The international arm of the Vivendi-owned pay TV company is rolling out TNT Africa, a multi-country sub-Saharan African project to complement its existing DTH service, Les Bouquets Canal+. Enensys is supplying content insertion and regionalisation via its T2 […]

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 […]

Canal+ Overseas takes majority stake in Thema

Canal+’s international arm, Canal+ Overseas, has agreed to take a majority stake in channel distributor Thema. Created in 2005 by François Thiellet, Thema specialises in the distribution of general interest, thematic and ethnic TV channels to cable, satellite and IPTV operators in France and internatonally. It also controls French-language African channel Nollywood TV, which was […]

Canal+ Overseas expands Intelsat agreement

Pay-TV operator Canal+ Overseas has expanded its capacity deal with Intelsat, allowing it to extend its high definition DTH programming in the Caribbean. Under the deal, Canal+ Overseas, which targets customers in international French-speaking territories, will continue to use multiple transponders on the Intelsat 903 satellite at Intelsat’s 325.5°E video neighbourhood, and from 2017 will […]

Green light for Canal+ Overseas Mediaserv acquisition

France’s competition regulator has given a green light to Canal+ Overseas’ acquisition of a 51% stake in Mediaserv, the main alternative telecom operator in Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Reunion.  Canal+’s overseas media unit is taking over the stake from existing owner Groupe Loret. According to the group, the acquisition will enable it to diversify […]

Canal+ Overseas to acquire Caribbean ISP group

Canal+ Overseas, Canal+ Group’s operation for Africa and France’s overseas territories, has notified the French competition regulator of its intention to acquire Caribbean internet service provider Mediaserv. Mediaserv is the holding company for Mediacall, Guyane Numérique, Martinique Numérique and Réunion Numérique. All are currently 100% owned by Groupe Loret vehicle Loret Telecom. Groupe Loret will […]

Canal+ takes majority stake in telco operator Mediaserv

Canal+ Overseas, the international subsidiary for Canal+ Group, has acquired a 51% stake in Loret Group-owned ultramarine telecoms operator Mediaserv.  Jacques du Puy, CEO of Canal+ Overseas said that its strategy is to grow by developing new markets like Africa and Vietnam and it is witnessing “unprecedented growth in broadband access and TV deals.” Mediaserv […]