Canal+ begins marketing revamped offering

Canal+ Group is moving ahead with the relaunch of its domestic French pay TV services under the Canal brand, which replaces the legacy Canal+ brand used for its premium offering and the Canalsat name used for the operator’s comprehensive pay TV bouquet. Canal+ has hired agency BETC to mount a marketing campaign based around the […]

Canal+ revamps pay TV proposition and drops Canalsat brand

Canal+ Group is revamping its domestic French pay TV offering, retiring the Canalsat brand used for its wider DTH service and integrating its premium pay TV channels with the former Canalsat service under the Canal brand. The new offering, which will be launched on November 15, will comprise a simplified service integrating the Canal+ channels […]

Canal+ and beIN Sports reportedly edging to exclusive distribution deal

Vivendi-owned Canal+ and rival beIN Sports are moving towards an agreement based on the exclusive carriage of the Qatar-owned pay TV service by Canal+ or Canalsat rather than an outright purchase, according to a report in Le Monde. According to the paper, citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the two sides have or […]

CanalSat launch for Sundance in France

The international Sundance Channel will launch on the Canalsat platform France this week. Sundance Channel Global will launch tomorrow (February 9) and have indie films, and original dramas from the US AMC and Sundance cable nets including The Walking Dead and Rectify. On CanalSat it will be in the pay TV operator’s Series and Cinema […]

Canalsat upgrades to all-HD with Thomson Video Networks

Canal+ Group has tapped Thomson Video Networks to supply encoders for the transition of the entire Canalsat line-up of channels to an all-HD offering in H.264. Thomson is supplying its ViBE EM4000 HD/SD encoder to power the migration of the platform to HD, along with its NetProcessor multiplexer/video processor, Amethyst III high-density redundancy switch, and MediaFlex […]

Canalsat adds Nollywood TV to line-up

French pay TV operator Canalsat has added Thema-operated Nigerian movie channel Nollywood TV to its programming line-up. The channel will be available at no extra charge to all Canalsat subscribers until March 31, after which it will be available as an à la carte offering for €4 a month or as part of the Grand […]

Viacom launches new French channel

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching a new channel for the French market targeted at older girls and young teenagers. The Nickelodeon 4Teen channel, modeled on the existing US Teenick channel, will be aimed at seven to 14 year-old girls and will be available via the Canalsat pay TV platform and the Numericable cable […]

Canal+ unveils A+ line-up ahead of launch on Friday

Canal+’s new sub-Saharan African channel, A+, will launch in 20  countries in western and central Africa on Friday as part of the Canalsat bouquet.  A+ will be available exclusively on Canalsat for CFA5,000 (€7.62) a month. A+ will offer a mix programming aimed at a mass market audience, including series in French, English, Portuguese and […]

African channels choose Globecast for distribution

African channels Benie TV and Ouest TV have chosen Globecast to distribute their programming via satellite to new audiences in West Africa. The two channels are now part of the Canalsat bouquet delivered on the SES-4 satellite, with Globecast providing transmission services. “Viewers in French-speaking African countries are hungry for news programming and specialized content, […]

Orange launches new interface for Canal+ subs

Orange France has launched a new user interface on its TV service for Canal+ subscribers. Canal+ and Canalsat subscribers on Orange TV will be presented with a new user interface combining all their services in one place, with a menu that superimposes on whatever programme is showing at that time. Other new features include access […]

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