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Comcast’s Freewheel poaches Canal+’s Dremeaux for international role

FreeWheel, the advertising software business owned by Comcast, has hired Virginie Dremeaux as executive director, product and sales marketing international. In this role, Dremeaux will focus on the acceleration of FreeWheel’s addressable TV solutions and their international launches. The exec joins from Canal+ where she spent 11 years, most recently as digital marketing director in […]

Canal+ becoming ‘aggregator of apps’, international subs now in majority

Canal+ is “evolving from an aggregator of content to an aggregator of apps” through distribution deals with the likes of Netflix that will establish the pay TV operator as “as the best gateway to the content most desired by French customers”, according to Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine. De Puyfontaine, speaking to analysts after Vivendi […]

Canal+ seals beIN distribution and sublicensing deal

Canal+ and beIN Sports have entered into an exclusive distribution and sublicensing deal. The closed deal is the culmination of talks that were announced in December 2019. Under the agreement, beIN Sports’ premium channels will be offered within Canal+ offers. Canal+ will also be the exclusive distributor of beIN Sports channels to all third-party providers […]

BeIN picks up Euro 2020 in France

BeIN Media has acquired the rights to Uefa Euro 2020 in France.  Under the terms of the deal, BeIN will broadcast all 51 of the month-long tournament’s matches with 28 matches being fully exclusive. The deal will cover linear and digital output, and includes highlights near-live and on-demand clips. The deal is believed to be […]

Canal+ to launch dedicated EPL, Top 14 digital channels

Canal+ will launch two new league-specific sports channels.  Speaking to L’Equipe, the broadcaster’s marketing and commercial director Christophe Pinard-Legry said that the two new channels will launch on December 26 on its MyCanal streaming service at no additional cost.  The channels will be dedicated to the English Premier League, and French Rugby Union’s Top 14.  […]

Disney seals exclusive deal with Canal+ for Disney+ distribution

“Le force est avec nous, (the force is with us)”  were the words from Canal+ Group CEO Maxime Saada as he announced an exclusive distribution deal with Disney for its Disney+ streamer.  The streamer launches in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on March 31, following successful November rollouts in the US, Canada, the […]

LFP expresses confidence as Mediapro seeks distribution deals for Ligue 1 channel

France’s professional football league, the LFP, has expressed confidence in the plans of Mediapro, which last year acquired the bulk of Ligue 1 rights for the 2020-24 seasons, after the Spanish broadcaster and producer’s co-founder Jaume Roures outlined his plans for a new football channel at the LFP’s general meeting. Amid scepticism in some quarters […]

Canal+ takes further step in sports comeback with Europa League rights

French pay TV operator Canal+ has reportedly followed up its re-acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights alongside BeIN Sports and its likely Ligue 1 sublicensing agreement with BeIN by securing key rights to Europa League matches, according to French press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, Canal+ has secured a deal that will […]

Canal+ in talks with beIN for exclusive Ligue 1 distribution and sublicensing

Canal+ has entered into talks with beIN Sports with a view to entering into an exclusive distribution and sublicensing deal in France, the Qatar broadcaster has said.  In a release issued on Monday, the broadcaster said that the proposed agreement would offer beIN Sports’ premium channels and content while also being the exclusive distributor of […]

Canal+ and BeIN Sport secures Champions League, leaving Mediapro out in cold

French pay TV operator Canal+ and rival BeIN Sports have between them secured the rights to UEFA Champions League football in France for the 2021-24 seasons, leaving existing rights holder Altice France and Spanish disruptor Mediapro out in the cold. Free-to-air broadcaster TF1 has meanwhile secured the rights to air the final of the competition.  […]

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