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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 […]

Canal+ ‘planning relaunch’ of CanalPlay SVOD service

Canal+ plans to relaunch its subscription video-on-demand service CanalPlay in the spring with a €10 monthly fee and possibly with a new name, according to French financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, the pay TV operator is planning a relaunch of the service at a price point that is competitive with Netflix after […]

Canal+ seals deal for new windowing regime

Canal+ and other French television broadcasters signed a new windowing agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry just ahead of the Christmas break, enabling it to make movies available on its service between six and eight months after their theatrical release for the first time. Canal+ said that the agreement recognised its unique position […]

French commercial channels association names Saada as president

French commercial channels group the Association des Chaînes Privées (ACP) has named pay TV outfit Canal+’s CEO Maxime Saada as its new president. Saada, who will service as president of the ACP for a two-year term, was elected unanimously by the group’s members. He replaces Gilles Pélisson, CEO of commercial broadcaster TF1, who has served […]

Canal+ reportedly eyeing Indonesian free and pay TV investment

Vivendi-owned pay TV outfit Canal+ is in competition with investment outfit Argyle Street Management to secure a stake in Indonesian telco PT Global Mediacom’s TV operations, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, Canal+ is in early stage talks to buy about half of pay TV and high-speed internet unit PT […]

French broadcasters slam YouTube campaign against Article 13

French broadcasters and organisations representing rightsholders have banded together to condemn what they describe as Google and YouTube’s “massive and unprecedented campaign of disinformation” against the EU’s revised copyright directive, currently at the stage of ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Council, Parliament and the Commission. In an open letter that thanked French culture minister Franck […]

Mediapro: no plans to sub-license Ligue 1 rights

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro wants to exploit its rights to French Ligue 1 football on its own and has no plans to sub-licence anything to Canal+, according to Mediapro boss Jaume Roures. Roures told French newspaper Le Figaro that selling a part of the rights to Canal+ would “impoverish” the offering of its own channel and […]

Canal+ reduces rate of subscriber loss in France

Vivendi’s pay TV unit Canal+ managed to reduce the rate at which it is losing subscribers in metropolitan France in the quarter to September, with churn down four points to 13.4%, which the company said was a record low since the third quarter of 2012. The company said that Canal+ was “close to achieving the […]

Canal+ and TF1 finally bury the hatchet with new deal

Vivendi-owned French pay TV outfit Canal+ and commercial broadcaster TF1 have finally buried the hatchet and struck a new global distribution deal. The pair said that the agreement would see Canal+ integrate all of TF1’s channels and associated non-linear services in its offerings. The deal will enable Canal+ subscribers to view TF1 programming on the […]

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 […]

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