Canal+ cinema deal opens way to reform of windows

French pay TV operator Canal+ has struck an agreement with France’s cinema industry to continue to support movie production in the country and has indicated that a deal is imminent on the thorny question of movies rights windowing in the country. Canal+ said its agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry would see the […]

Canal+ regains English Premier League from RMC Sport

Canal+ has secured the rights to English Premier League football in France for three seasons from next year and has renewed its existing contract for the Premier League in Poland. Winning back the Premier League, currently held by Altice’s RMC Sport, is a significant coup for the embattled pay TV broadcaster, which saw its grip […]

Canal+ strikes deal with SFR to include RMC Sport in offering

French pay TV outfit Canal+ has struck a deal with rival SFR to include the latter’s RMC Sport offering in its line-up of channels. The agreement will enable Canal+’s satellite customers to follow the UEFA Champions League football tournament, which is exclusively carried by RMC Sport and which kicked off yesterday with matches to interest […]

Canal+ secures exclusive MotoGP rights

Pay TV operator Canal+ has secured exclusive rights to MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 motorsports from next year. The three motor-racing categories will be included in Canal+’s offering. MotoGP races will be aired on the Canal+ flagship channel while the other competitions will be distributed via Canal’s thematic sports channels. Canal+ will make the Grand Prix […]

Vivendi sticking to plan for Canal+, says CEO

Vivendi plans to stick with its existing strategy to secure the future of Canal+, despite the loss of key football rights to Mediapro, and to focus on MyCanal as its flagship non-linear platform in the wake of the collapse in subscriptions to SVOD service CanalPlay, according to CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine. Speaking to analysts following […]

Canal+ sees signs of turnaround as Vivendi unveils plan for Universal Music

Vivendi-owned pay TV operator Canal+ has reported a modest turnaround in the first half of this year, with a reduction in its rate of cancellations in France and growth internationally delivering increased revenues. The operator posted revenues of €2.575 billion for the six months to June, up 1.3% at constant currency. Canal+ had 16 million […]

Canal+ boosting VOD offering with dedicated thematic channels

French pay TV operator Canal+ is launching two new movies on-demand channels – Ciné+ Horreur and Ciné+ Western. The two channels, which are available on the MyCanal services and Canal à la Demande, its VOD service, are the first iteration of a new series of movies on-demand channels organised by genre and created by the […]

Médiamétrie includes MyCanal in four-screen audience measurement

French audience research outfit Médiamétrie has broadened the scope of its ‘four-screen TV’ audience measurement system by integrating Canal+ OTT distribution platform MyCanal. Médiamétrie customers will now be able to view the performance of their programmes broadcast on the MyCanal platform. The results will be included in the Programme Focus four screens service, which measures […]

Vivendi to shut down Studio+

Vivendi is to shut down Studio+, the mobile-focused short-form content platform it launched with much fanfare two years ago. French media news site Télérama reported last week that Studio+ subscribers had been informed by email that the service will close in two months. Studio+ had provided short-form series comprising 10-minute episodes aimed at a youthful […]

French regulations responsible for CanalPlay collapse, says Saada

Restrictive rules governing the distribution of content will kill off French fiction in the international market if they remain unchanged, according to Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada, who has blamed France’s competition regulator for a disastrous fall in subscriber numbers at the pay TV operator’s SVOD service CanalPlay. Saada, addressing a French senate committee last week, […]

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