Canal Plus Group

New deputy CEO for iTélé

Canal+ has named journalist Virginie Chomicki as deputy CEO at news channel iTélé, in charge of the development of Cnews, the new brand for the service. Chomicki previously worked on international political coverage for TV5 Monde. The appointment follows Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré’s decision to rebrand the group’s free-to-air channels D8, D17 and iTélé respectively as […]

nc+ arrests decline and TVN sees modest recovery

Polish pay TV operator nc+, backed by TVN and Canal Plus Group, had 2.2 million post-paid customers at the end of December. The unit posted ARPU of PLN65.70 (€15.80) and full-year revenue of PLN2.2 billion. The subscriber figure was more or less flat quarter-on-quarter. However nc+ has lost about 300,000 subscribers since its launch, replacing […]

Canal Plus subs up but EBITA falls

Additions from Africa and Vietnam gave a boost to Canal Plus Group’s overall subscriber base in the year to March, but group EBITA fell sharply. The pay TV operator reported annual growth of 285,000 subscriptions in the 12 months to March 31, which it attributed in large part to good performances from Canal Plus Overseas […]

Canal Plus Group names Vallée as secretary-general

Canal Plus Group has named Laurent Vallée as secretary-general of the group. Vallée will replace Frédéric Mion and will report to Bertrand Meheut, the group’s president. Vallée was previously a senior official in the French ministry of justice and is also a member of the administrative council of the French professional football league. Mion has […]

Canal Plus names new pay TV channels chief

Maxime Saada has been named as deputy CEO of Canal Plus Group in charge of pay TV channels, reporting to CEO Rodolphe Belmer. Saada, whose responsibilities will encompass the Canal Plus channels and the group’s thematic channels, was previously deputy CEO in charge of distribution.