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Vivendi ‘set to launch’ Italian version of Canal+ with TIM

Locked in an epic legal battle with its original preferred partner in the Italian market, Vivendi is set to launch a parallel TV initiative in partnership with Telecom Italia (TIM), according to French financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources, Vivendi has decided to launch a premium channel, named Canale+, with […]

Orange and Canal+ ‘could team up’ for sports with bigger alliance in mind

Orange and Canal+ could collaborate to acquire premium sports rights in the face of growing competition from SFR as part of a growing alignment of the pair’s interests, according to a report in French financial daily Les Echos. Citing an unnamed source, Les Echos reported that Orange and Canal+ were in discussion around how it […]

Dailymotion to launch new app as part of strategic repositioning

Vivendi-owned YouTube rival Dailymotion plans to launch a new app in April as part of a strategy to create a prime video destination that people will go to looking for videos that match their tastes, and that can push videos to users based on their personal requirements, according to a report in French financial daily […]

Numericable to launch Netflix rival as Wuaki.tv plans French launch

French cable operator Numericable is to attempt to counter Netflix’s arrival in the country by launching its own rival service. Numericable deputy CEO Jérôme Yomtov told financial daily Les Echos that a new service is currently being beta-tested and will be launched very soon. According to Les Echos, SérieFlix – Numericable’s codename for the project […]

Vivendi reportedly seeking to sell Watchever

Vivendi is looking to sell its German subscription video-on-demand service Watchever, according to a report in French financial daily Les Echos. According to the report, Vivendi has asked Merrill Lynch to advise on a possible sale of the platform, which only launched last year. According to the paper, Vincent Bolloré, who is due to take […]