Sadowska to become new nc+ CEO

ITI Neovision has appointed Edyta Sadowska as the president of the Management Board and CEO of the nc+ platform effective from June 1. Sadowska will be replacing Manuel Rougeron who joined the company in December 2013. He will remain as a special adviser to nc+ management board until July, and will join the Canal+ International […]

Bolloré replaces Bolloré on Vivendi board

Vivendi’s annual shareholders’ meeting has appointed Cyrille Bolloré as a member of its supervisory board for a four-year term and has renewed the appointment of Dominique Delport for the same period. Cyrille Bolloré replaces his father Vincent, who has now stepped down. Bolloré senior had already stepped down as company chairman last year, to be […]

Canal+ revenues slide despite international growth

Canal+ Group saw its revenues slide from €1.298 billion to €1.252 billion year-on-year in the first quarter, driven down by the continued loss of subscribers to its domestic French pay TV operation. Owner Vivendi said that Canal+ overall grew its subscriber base by 700,000 during the last 12 months, thanks to its success in attracting […]

Canal+ chief Saada targets 100% increase in global subscribers

Speaking at MIPTV, Canal+ chairman and CEO Maxime Saada said he was looking to double his company’s global subscriber count, which currently stands at 16.2m. Split roughly 50-50 between France and international, he expects the bulk of the new growth to come from international – including non-French speaking markets. “We are looking at Ethiopia, for […]

Canal+ Myanmar taps Nagra for Conax GO Live

Content security provider Nagra has deployed its Conax GO live multiscreen OTT solution with Canal+ International subsidiary Canal+ Myanmar FG. The move marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in the Asia-Pacific region. The new service, which launched last month, enables subscribers to watch  linear pay TV channels on iOS or […]

Canal+ launches new streaming service Canal+ Séries

Canal+ has launched its new streaming service. Canal+ Séries will be available for €6.99 a month and will offer a mix of original series and international acquisitions. The service will be available without an ongoing contract. Subscribers will be able to access up to four streams simultaneously and pricing will be designed to enable shared […]

Vivendi to ‘keeping investing’ in Canal+, plans MyCanal international rollouts

Vivendi will “keep investing” in Canal+ both in France and internationally, both in programming and technology, despite the ongoing challenges the pay TV outfit faces, with a planned rollout of the MyCanal app internationally, according to chairman and CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine. Speaking to analysts after Vivendi posted its full-year results, De Puyfontaine said that […]

Netflix has ‘surpassed Canal+’ in France

Netflix has surpassed Canal+ in France in numbers of subscribers, according to local reports. According to newspaper Le Figaro, citing figures circulating at a meeting at the country’s ministry of culture, the SVOD giant now has over five million subscribers in the country, taking it past pay TV leader Canal+’s last reported subscriber total of […]

French competition watchdog maintains Mediaserv obligations on Canal+

France’s competition watchdog has decided to maintain certain obligations imposed on pay TV outfit Canal+ at the time of authorising the latter’s acquisition of French overseas territories telecom operator Mediaserv in 2014. The Autorité de la Concurrence is to maintain a number of obligations placed on the pay TV operator, which had initially been imposed […]

Canal+ ‘close to deal’ to resell Premier League rights to RMC Sport

French pay TV operator Canal+ is close to agreeing the resale of part of its English Premier League rights to Altice France-owned RMC Sport, according to local press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, the pay TV operator has made a formal request to the Premier League to co-distribute a substantial tranche of […]

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