Non Stop gets Connick Jr., new Canal+ deal

harry harry connick juniorFrench celebrity news channel Non Stop People has renewed its carriage deal with Canal+ and acquired local rights to Harry Connick Junior talkshow Harry.

The channel is operated as a joint venture between Banijay Group and Mediatic System, Hugues Dangy’s investment vehicle.

Harry, in which the crooner interviews celebs, will be stripped on Non Stop through the week at 7pm. The channel acquired it from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, which sells it internationally.

The programming news comes as Non Stop, which launched four years ago, renews its deal with Canal+ Group, securing it carriage on the pay TV company’s DTH and IPTV platforms.

Internationally, the channel is distributed in several countries with large French-speaking populations including Algeria and Morocco.

A Spanish-language version of the channel is carried on Telefonica’s Movistar platform in Spain.