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Canal+ reportedly in talks to buy OCS and Orange Studio

Canal+ is in advanced talks to buy Orange’s film and TV divisions, according to a report by Variety. According to the US trade paper, the pair could enter exclusive discussions as early as September over the acquisition. Canal+ parent Vivendi already owns a one third stake in OCS, Orange’s pay TV arm. Variety reports that […]

Canal+ growth boosts Vivendi as French giant beats expectations

French media group Vivendi has seen a successful Q3 as a result of growth at pay TV business Canal+. Canal+ is now Vivendi’s biggest business unit following the spin-off of Universal Music Group earlier this year.  Overall, Vivendi’s revenue grew to €2.48 billion, beating analyst expectations of €2.26 billion. Its Q3 sales rose by 10% […]

M7 Group renews and expands AMCNI carriage deal

Canal+-owned M7 Group has announced a multi-year extension to its distribution deal with AMC Networks International (AMCNI). The deal will see M7 continue to carry AMCNI’s entire pay TV portfolio and VOD library across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. The channels covered by the deal include Sport1, Sport2, AMC, Film+, Minimax, JimJam, Spektrum, […]

LFP president waves off Canal+ protests and calls for common sense

Vincent Labrune, the president of the French Professional Football League (LFP) says that “common sense” is required from Canal+ amid the broadcaster’s boycott of Ligue 1. The Vivendi-owned broadcaster is furious over the decision to award the league’s largest rights package to Amazon for €259 million-per season, and has said that it will not broadcast […]

BeIN Sport secures suspension of Canal+’s rugby deal

Al Jazeera-owned sports networks BeIN Sports has secured the suspension of rival Canal+’s exclusive five-year deal with France’s national rugby league (LNR) for coverage of first division or ‘Top 14’ matches over the next five seasons from the country’s competition regulator. The Competition Authority’s ruling will come into effect after the 2014-15 season so as […]

French regulator rejects move by three to free-to-air DTT

French media regulator the CSA has rejected moves to take TF1-owned news channel LCI, M6-owned entertainment channel Paris Première and Canal+-owned documentary channel Planète+ to free-to-air status, crushing TF1’s hopes of taking the news channel in particular off the struggling digital-terrestrial pay TV platform. In coming to its decision, the CSA said it had studied […]

Canal+ launches new channel for Africa

Canal+ is launching a new channel for the African market, A+. The channel will offer a diet of African and international content, with 80% of programmes reportedly to be made in African and the remaining 20% coming from the Caribbean or the US.  At launch the channel will offer a mix of programmes, about 40% […]

Canal+ loses unfair competition case against BeIN Sports

French pay TV operator Canal+ has lost its legal case against Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports for alleged unfair competition and has been ordered to pay legal costs.  The Nanterre commercial court threw out Canal+’s suit, filed in July last year. The pay TV operator had claimed €293 million in damages for unfair competition. Canal+ was […]

Overseas operations and FTA lift Canal+

Overseas pay TV operations and domestic free-to-air channels lifted Canal+’s full-year operational and financial results despite the flat performance of domestic pay TV in 2013. Canal+ added 249,000 net subscribers in the year to December, taking its total to 10.4 million taking a total of 14.7 million services. The increase was wholly attributable to overseas […]

Netflix reportedly looking to Orange for French partnership

Netflix has approached several French internet service providers with a view to striking carriage deals ahead of the subscription VoD service’s likely launch in France in September, according to local reports. Orange is seen as the most likely candidate for any agreement and is at the most advanced stage in negotiations, according to a report […]

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