Canal+ reportedly in talks to become exclusive distributor of Disney+ in France

French pay TV operator Canal+ is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Disney to become the exclusive distributor in France of the new Disney+ streaming service. According to digital news service La Lettre A, Disney+ will not be available in France until spring next year at the earliest the news site reports that the terms under […]

Canal+ announces definitive end for CanalPlay

Canal+ has told the service’s remaining subscribers that Canalplay, its ill-fated SVOD platform, will shut down on November 26. The service’s customers have received a message telling them that “CanalPlay will no longer be available as part of Canal+’s offerings beginning from 26/11/2019”. Canal+ had stopped commercialising the service in July last year, having already […]

Canal+ reportedly selling Olympics rights to Discovery

Canal+ is selling its broadcast rights to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to Discovery for transmission on Eurosport, according to French sports daily L’Équipe. According to the sports paper, Canal+-owner Vivendi has decided to sell its pay TV rights to the competition to avoid paying expensive production costs and creating additional channels to air the […]

Canal+ stable for Vivendi in Q3, despite subscriber losses in France

Vivendi has posted positive results for the quarter amid ongoing legal disputes with the Italian Mediaset. The multimedia company saw revenues increase by 16.7% year-over-year to €3.97 billion.  In terms of its TV business, Canal+ Group, revenues slightly increased from €1.25 billion to €1.29 billion when compared to the previous year. The first nine months […]

Canal+ and TF1 secure Women’s Euro 2021 rights

Free-to-air broadcaster TF1 and pay-TV outfit Canal+ have signed a deal with Uefa for the rights to the 2021 Women’s European Championship, claims a local paper. The joint deal is worth €13 million, as reported by L’Équipe. The deal is worth more than twice the €5 million paid by France Télévisions for the previous tournament […]

Love Nature 4K localised into Russian

Love Nature 4K, the Canadian specialty television channel owned by Blue Ant Media, is now available in Russian.  The channel has been available in the country since 2018, but the company has just announced that content will now be fully localised in Russian. Audiences in the country will now be able to watch the linear […]

Canal Plus bumps up 4K sports content

Canal+ has expanded its 4K sports offer. The announcement will see UHD coverage of the entire 2019 Rugby World Cup along with two English Premier League matches per week. This is added to a 4K offer that already includes Ligue 1, Top 14 rugby and Formula One. Since August, the French pay TV operator has […]

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 […]

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