Canal+ Group


Dealing with Covid-19: A planetary shift in viewership

TBI’s extensive coverage exploring how Covid-19 has impacted the content business hears today from Patrick Rivet, CEO at Canal+’s US Hispanic channel operator Thema America, who explains how his company has embraced locked down audiences. When we launched Thema America back in 2016, the challenge was to promote the distribution of our thematic channels in […]

France’s Canal+ strikes exclusive deal for streamer Disney+

Canal+ in France has struck an exclusive distribution deal with Disney for its Disney+ streamer. The service is set to launch in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on March 31, following successful November roll-outs in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. The deal means consumers in France will have to […]

Turner teams with Canal+ to launch Warner TV

Turner Broadcast has teamed up with Canal+ Group to launch a new channel that will be offered exclusively to the French pay TV operator’s subscribers on all its platforms from its launch on November 9. The launch of Warner TV in France will bring a brand that is already present in Asia and Latin America […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Canal+ outlines plan to rebuild French business

Canal+ has much work to do in France, and the pay TV group is rejigging activity in its domestic French market. Canal+ France, the main asset in the Group, comprises the Canal+, Canalsat and Canalplay pay TV operations. It lost 542,000 subscribers, 9.1% of its total, in the year to end-September, leaving it with 5.4 […]

Vice’s first non-English channel rolls next week

The French version of Viceland will launch on November 23, marking the first time the hipster brand has launched a non-English-language linear channel. The French channel will reach six million viewers and be carried exclusively as part of the Canal+ Group’s pay TV offerings. The launch was announced at MIPTV, with full details emerging this […]

Canal+ consolidates Thema, installs new net boss

Canal+ Group has taken full control of French network Thema by acquiring 100% of the channel distribution subsidiary’s shares. Thema has also announced that Fabrice Faux will take over from François Theillet as CEO on July 1. Faux was previously finance and business development director at Canal+ Overseas, the Vivendi-owned pay TV operator’s international arm. […]

Vivendi: Canal+ losses cannot continue

Vivendi has stated that it “cannot on a long-term basis continue to finance the losses of Canal+ channels in France” following four years of losses. Posting its financial results for 2015, Vivendi said that the pay TV outfit posted negative EBITA of €264 million (US$293 million) last year, an increase in its losses of €76 […]

Vivendi CEO joins buy outs firm as non-exec chair

Gloo Networks, a company set up to buy and operate consumer brands in the media sector, has appointed Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine as non-executive chairman. De Puyfontaine, along with Gloo’s other directors, will be responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company – which has set a target to buy media […]