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New movie windowing regime set for France

A new movie windowing regime is expected to be signed by most of the major players in France today that will see Canal+ emerge as the major winner, while the number of months Netflix has to wait to air movies in the country will be cut by more than half. Netflix currently must wait 36 […]

Canal+ names new head of sports

French pay TV outfit Canal+ has named Thomas Sénécal as director of sports. Sénécal,who will report to Gérald-Brice Viret, head of broadcasting and programming at Canal+ France, will take up his new position on July 1. He currently holds the position of deputy head of editorial in charge of motorsports and general sport. Sénécal will […]

Canal+ names originals chief

French pay TV operator Canal+ has named Olivier Bibas as its new director of original content. Bibas, who will join the pay TV operator on February 14, will be responsible for French fiction programming and international co-productions. He will report to Gérald-Brice Viret, head of broadcasting and programming at Canal+ France. Bibas replaced Fabrice de […]

Canal+ taps Ateme for low-latency Apple TV 4K streaming

Pay TV operator Canal+ has tapped technology outfit Ateme to launch an early deployment of OTT low-latency streaming on AppleTV 4K. The implementation enables Canal+ subscribers to watch sports events via HD and UHD low latency streaming through the myCanal application with almost no delay compared to broadcast delivery, it is claimed. The service is […]

M7 and Canal+ Poland team up for first original series

Pay TV outfit M7 Group has teamed up with its parent company Canal+ Group’s Polish unit to co-produce the pair’s first joint series, which will air  on M7’s platforms across Europe. Planet Single: Eight Stories, co-produced by Canal+ Poland and M7, is a romantic anthology based on a Polish movie franchise with the same title. […]

Canal+ strikes new windowing and finance deal with French cinema

French pay TV giant Canal+ has made peace with the country’s film industry in a landmark deal that will see it commit to invest €600 million in film production over the next three years in exchange for a loosening up of the current strict theatrical windowing regime. Canal+ and leading cinema organisations BLIC, BLOC and […]

RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4 tap M7 for satellite capacity

Canal+-owned, Luxembourg-based pay TV outfit M7 Group has struck new HD satellite capacity agreements for its 1° West platform with RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4/Viasat World. The agreement with RTL Hungary facilitates the satellite distribution of RTL+ in HD quality. Content on the channel includes live matches and highlights of the UEFA Europa League and […]

Eurosport taking action over Canal+ non-payment

Discovery-owned sports network Eurosport has reportedly taken legal action against Canal+ over alleged non-payment of carriage fees due from last year’s COVID-19 lockdown in France. According to a report in financial daily Les Echos, the Vivendi-owned pay TV operator is alleged to have unilaterally withheld payments after a number of sporting events to have been […]

Bouygues Telecom launches combi Disney+/Canal+ Séries offering

France’s Bouygues Telecom has integrated Disney+ with its set-tops and launched a new offering combining Disney+ with Canal+ Séries that will run from now until the start of next year. The new package, Bbox ultym Disney+/Canal+ Séries is aimed, according to the service provider, at those seeking to combine the best in connectivity with the […]

France Televisions and TF1 claim compensation for Canal+ free-to-view move 

French broadcasters France Televisions and TF1 have taken legal action against Canal+ and claimed over €40 million in compensation over the latter’s decision to air a number of movies free-to-view during the COVID pandemic lockdown last year.   The pair have accused the pay TV broadcaster of ignoring France’s strict windowing regime by jumping the […]

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