Canal+ may pull out of French digital-terrestrial platform at end of year

Canal+ may pull out of France’s digital-terrestrial TV platform when its licence expires at the end of this year depending on the conditions imposed by the government, according to Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine. Speaking to analysts after the pay TV operator’s revival contributed significantly to its parent company’s Q2 results, De Puyfontaine said that […]

Canal+ rebounds with strong international growth and Disney+ deal

Vivendi-owned Canal+’s international expansion has begun to pay significant dividends, with the pay TV operator seeing its total subscriber base jump to 20.4 million, up from 17.1 million in the first half of 2019. The group’s French subscriber base stood at 8.5 million at the end of June, including from distributor partner agreements. The group […]

M7 Deutschland signs up new distribution partners

M7 Deutschland, the arm of the Canal+-owned M7 Group that supplies entertainment services for cable and IP networks in the German-speaking area, has expanded its business with a number of new contract wins. M7 said it had won six new network operators as contract partners in the first half of the year, enabling operators to […]

Canal+ to launch Ethiopia’s first premium DTH platform

Vivendi-owned French operator Canal+ will launch Ethiopia’s first premium DTH platform at the beginning of 2021. The platform launch comes as a result of a deal signed between the operator and satellite operator Eutelsat. The deal is a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Ku capacity on Eutelsat 7C. The satellite entered into service in January 2020 […]

Canal+ partners with Bboxx to provide ‘underserved’ African countries with energy and TV

Pay TV operator Canal+ has signed a deal with African utilities firm Bboxx in a “first of its kind” partnership to expand access to TV content across the continent.  Bboxx is primarily known for its work manufacturing, distributing and financing  decentralised solar powered systems in developing countries through the use of IoT technology. The company […]

Canal+ Polska moves ahead with IPO plan

Canal+ Polska is moving ahead with plans for an IPO and has filed a prospectus for the flotation with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. The pay TV operator initially announced that it was considering a flotation at the end of January. The company has yet to take a final decision on the move, taking into […]

Canal+ hails anti-piracy victory in Rennes

Five individuals responsible for creating and maintaining around 20 pirate sites in France have been found guilty by a Rennes criminal court following a complaint lodged by pay TV operators Canal+, BeiN Sport and RMC Sport. The three broadcasters filed the complaint in collaboration with the Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA). The […]

M7 signs up new channels for central and eastern Europe

Canal+-owned pan-European pay TV group M7 Group has added a number of new channels to its platform and signed distribution deals for various feeds on its 1° West satellite platform. Apart from distribution via M7’s own local DTH platforms for central and eastern Europe, FocusSat and UPC Direct, the agreements include the satellite delivery of […]

CSA intervenes in Canal+ dispute over sale of movie to Amazon Prime

French media regulator the CSA has intervened to secure the amicable resolution of a dispute between pay TV operator Canal+ and production company Le Pacte over the latter’s decision to grant rights to the Italian film Pinocchio to Amazon Prime Video following the lockdown of cinemas in France. Pinocchio, which was covered by a presale […]

Canal+ makes peace with French rugby league

French pay TV provider Canal+ has struck an agreement with the country’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby over terms of payment for the pay TV operator’s rights to the current season of the Top 14 and PRO D2 competitions, which have been suspended due to the coronavirus lockdown. Under the terms of the agreement Canal+ will […]

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