Canal+ Overseas


Canal+ inks international Disney deal

Canal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its international service. The deal with The Walt Disney Company also sees a raft of Disney channels carried on Canal+’s Overseas service. The content element of the two-part agreement covers all […]

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. […]

Canal+ Group to deliver new DTT service in Africa

Canal+ Overseas will broadcast a new package of digital terrestrial TV channels in French-speaking Africa, starting from the end of 2015. The Canal+ subsidiary will transmit the new pay TV offering of channels to DTT transmitters in approximately ten French-speaking countries. The service is due to launch by the end of the year will comprise […]

Lagardère lays out African content business

Leading French production group Lagardère Entertainment is building out the structure of its new African content business. The company, which claims it produced 1,200 programming hours in 2014, began working on a production and distribution business, Lagardère Entertainment Africa, last autumn. The Paris- and Senegal-based operation is set to take a stake in an unnamed […]

Canal+ makes key appointments

Pay TV operator Canal+ Group has reshuffled executive roles after naming René Saal as director of broadcast channels and premium strategy for its Canal+ Overseas arm, effective March 2. Saal will report to Canal+ Overseas president Jacques Le Puy on strategy for premium channels and to content chief François Deplanck on broadcasting matters. The broadcaster […]