Canal+ renews distribution deal with OCS

Canal+ and Orange’s OCS have renewed their multi-year distribution agreement that allows subscribers to Canal+’s pay TV offering to view the services offered by OCS. OCS, which counted 3.3 million subscribers in France at the end of June, will have access to Canal+’s subscriber base. OCS offers for channels and a raft of on-demand programming, […]

Canal+ announces Netflix bundle deal

French pay TV operator Canal+ has announced a partnership with Netflix that will see the streaming service included in its bundles. From October 15, subscribers to Canal+’s Cine/Series package will have access to the Canal+ premium channel in addition to the Netflix service. The €15 per month bundle will include the standard Netflix package of […]

OCS renews Canal+ deal

Orange Cinema Series (OCS), Orange’s pay-TV service, has renewed its multi-year distribution deal with Canal+. OCS boasts more than 3.3 million subscribers, and has been distributed on Canal+ since 2012. OCS was originally launched in 2009 and is made up of four channels. It has deals with HBO, UGC and Sony Pictures Television. The network […]

Canal+ gets green light for M7 acquisition

Pay TV operator Canal+ has received a green light from the European Commission to acquire international European pay TV outfit M7 Group. The regulatory approval follows Vivendi-owned Canal+’s acquisition of M7 in May. The French pay TV outfit agreed to acquire M7 group from private-equity investor Astorg Partners for just over €1 billion in a […]

Nc+ changes name to Canal+ and launches series of promos

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has changed its name by adopting the Canal+ brand, with an advertising campaign launched yesterday to promote the shift. The pay TV service is offering a number of promotions to encourage new subscribers to sign up. Those signing up for a 24-month contract will receive the service free of charge […]

Canal+ ‘finalising’ distribution deal with Netflix

Canal+ is in advanced talks about a deal to distribute Netflix on its platform, according a report by French newspaper Le Figaro. According to the paper, the negotiations between the pair are well advanced and could lead to an agreement being finalised over the next few weeks. Netflix would be available as an option to […]

Mediapro names Discovery exec as head of new French football channel

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro has named Discovery France chief Julien Bergeaud as director-general of its French operation to head up the launch of its dedicated football channel, which will air top-tier French football from the 2020-21 season. Mediapro said that the channel that it will launch in the summer of next year will offer […]

Vivendi opens talks with Tencent to sell Universal Music stake

Canal+ owner Vivendi has entered into preliminary talks to sell a 10% stake in Universal Music Group to China’s Tencent in a move that gives the music outfit a valuation of €30 billion. According to Vivendi, a deal would give Tencent a one-year call option to acquire an additional 10% at the same price and […]

Canal+ ‘confident’  it will continue to air Ligue 1

Canal+ remains confident that it will still be able to distribute top-tier French football from 2020, when Spanish broadcaster Mediapro takes over the rights, according to Vivendi chief financial officer Hervé Philippe. Speaking on an earnings call after Vivendi posted its latest quarterly results last week, Philippe said that the pay TV broadcaster would retain […]

Canal+ domestic losses contribute to revenue decline

Canal+ continued to lose domestic subscribers in the quarter to June, weighing on its revenues. The group lost 68,000 subscribers in France over the quarter, contributing to a year-on-year reduction of 263,000. In terms of global subscriber numbers, French domestic losses were compensated by international gains, boosted by coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations, […]

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