UK leads for video app downloads

Netflix was the more downloaded video app in the UK in the third quarter of last year, followed by BBC iPlayer and YouTube, according to a report on video apps in the UK, France and Germany by App Annie. However, the Sky Sports mobile TV app delivered the highest app revenue for video apps, followed […]

International and SVoD lift Canal+

International growth and subscription video-on-demand in France lifted pay TV operator Canal+’s third quarter performance, with domestic free-to-air channel D8 and production arm Studiocanal also making positive contributions. Overall, Canal+’s global subscriber base now stands at 14.8 million, up 605,000 year-on-year, largely thanks to strong growth from Africa and Vietnam, while French subscription VoD service […]

Canalplay acquires rights to HBO series for France

French pay TV operator Canal+’s on-demand unit Canalplay has struck a deal with US pay TV channel provider HBO to acquire subscription video-on-demand rights to The Wire and Strike Back.  Seasons one to five of The Wire and Seasons one and two of Strike Back will be available via Canal+’s SVoD service from now until […]

Canalplay launches new mobile app with Chromecast support

Canalplay, the on-demand arm of French pay TV provider Canal+, has launched a new version of its mobile app that integrates support for Android devices and Chromecast for the first time. According to Canal+, the new version of the app offers a more fluid and intuitive user experience and faster access to content. It also […]

UK, France SVoD platforms buy Corus kids shows

Dailymotion and Canalplay Infinity in France and Hopster in the UK have acquired 345 hours of kids programming from Canadian vendor Nelvana Enterprises. Video site Dailymotion has bought BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion, BEYBLADE: Metal Masters, BEYBLADE: Metal Fury, BEYBLADE: Shogun Steel, Franklin and a number of Franklin specials. Canal+-owned Canalplay Infinity has taken a package of […]

New multiscreen SVOD offering from Canal Plus

Canal Plus has launched a new multiscreen subscription video-on-demand offering as part of its CanalPlay service. CanalPlay Infinity now offers access to unlimited VOD targeted at second screen users for €6.99 a month. The service allows access to films and TV series on PC and Mac computers and connected tablets. CanalPlay Infinity, launched in 2011, […]

Canal Plus to launch SVOD offering

Canal Plus is to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service, Canalplay Infinity, on SFR’s Neufbox service in November. The operator will offer several thousand titles, including films and series. Canalplay Infinity will include search functionality and recommendation via Facebook as well as personalised recommendations as on the existing CanalSat service. Canalplay Infinity will be available […]