Canal+ strikes deal with collecting society after long dispute

Vivendi-owned pay TV operator Canal+ has struck an agreement with rights collecting agency SACEM, which music rightsholders in France, concerning the payment of rights for works used on its channels and services. Canal+ said that it had agreed to pay SACEM all the fees due for 2017, while SACEM had agreed to end its legal […]

Canal+ defends rights payment freeze as collecting societies take action

Canal+ has defended its refusal to pay rights fees demanded by French collecting societies following a dispute that has lasted several months, leading to major legal battle between the pay TV operator and four of the main societies. Four leading collecting societies – SACD, SACEM, SCAM and ADAGP – filed a lawsuit with the Paris […]

Netflix signs French content creator pact

Netflix’s winding path to launch in France has taken a new turn, with the SVoD service signing an agreement that guarantees local creators remuneration for featured content. Netflix has made the agreement with Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music), which will see Sacem members whose content is featured on the platform paid […]

Orange strikes mobile TV deal with collecting societies

Orange France has struck a new deal with rights-holders collecting societies ADAGP, SACD, SACEM and SCAM covering the distribution of TV programmes via ADSL, fibre optic networks, satellite and, for the first time, mobile TV. Pascal Rogard, director-general of SACD, said that the agreement was important not only because it set the terms for the […]