TBI Tech & Analysis: Picking apart Western Europe’s pay-TV & OTT markets

Western Europe’s pay-TV and OTT operators secured more than 300 million subscribers in 2021, with streaming fuelling a year-on-year uptick of 26 million customers overall. However, that only tells part of the story, as Omdia’s Rob Moyser, Tony Gunnarsson, Matt Evenson & Max Signorelli explain. Subscribers in Western Europe have been a key target for […]

Canal+ & Showmax team for South African motor sport drama

Canal + has partnered with African streamer Showmax to co-produce Spinners, a new original action-drama set in the dangerous world of the motor sport of spinning. The 8 x 50-minute English, Kaaps and Afrikaans-language series entered production in Cape Town, South Africa, this week, with Joachim Landau and Raphaël Rocher producing for Empreinte Digitale, while […]

Ex-Canal+ drama chief Fabrice de la Patellière unveils new prodco

Fabrice de la Patellière, who stepped down as head of fiction at France’s Canal+ earlier this year after two decades in the job, has launched his own production company. 2e Bureau is being backed by Canal+ subsidiary StudioCanal and will produce “premium series” and miniseries for channels and platforms in France and internationally. Its focus […]

Canal+ eyes Lionsgate stake for US content push

Canal+ is reportedly looking at taking a minority stake in US studio Lionsgate as part of a ramp-up of efforts to break into the US market and secure a pipeline of content as other US studios seek to retain their rights. Canal+ and owner Vivendi have for some time been in the frame as potential […]

Sales round-up: China goes Beyond for kids & factual; BBC takes ABC’s ‘Born To Spy’; ‘The Water Guardians’ land in Canada & Europe

China goes Beyond for kids & factual Chinese broadcasters and platforms have acquired a range of children’s and factual titles, following deals with distributor Beyond Rights. Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, has now picked up both series of pre-school animation title Hushabye Lullabye (30 x 3-minutes), a MaraKids production […]

News round-up: Canal+ & RAI team for ‘The Crunchers’; ScreenSkills predicts HETV spend growth; Paramount+ debuts Putin inner circle doc  

Canal+ & RAI team for ‘The Crunchers’ French broadcaster Canal+ and Italian public broadcaster RAI have jointly commissioned The Crunchers, a new 52 x 11-minute 2D animated comedy series targeting children aged 7+. Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company Kids First has picked up the global rights to series, which will air on Canal+ in France and […]

Exclusive: Canal+ rebuilds doc offer after deal with A+E Planète+ ends

France’s Canal+ Group is rebuilding its documentary offer following the launch of premium channel Canal+ Docs in September, the company has said here at Sunny Side of the Doc. Planète+ was previously the pay-TV group’s diversified documentary channel and, in its new guise as Canal+ Doc, is now refocusing as a history channel, targeting civilisation […]

M7 Group eyes originals push as Canal+ synergies fuel local development

M7 Group is planning to ramp up original programming across its European footprint using the backing of owner Canal+ to develop shows, following its first original unveiled late last year. The pay TV operator, which was acquired by Canal+ in 2019, teamed up with the French company’s Polish unit to co-produce a first joint series – Planet […]

Netflix & Canal+ back Franco-African women’s animation mentorships

Global streamer Netflix and France’s Canal+ are among a host of companies and organisations to pledge support to Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA)’s Franco-African animation mentoring program, A Woman’s Journey (Parcours de Femmes). Broadcaster France Télévisions, Newen Studios Group, cultural co-operative CITIA, the French Ministry of Culture, Region Réunion, and the French Embassy of Benin have […]

BBCS takes streamer BBC Player into Poland with Canal+

Canal+ in Poland has struck a deal with BBC Studios (BBCS) that will see streaming service BBC Player launch in the country. The on demand offering from the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster will go live from 1 June and has been struck as part of a wider linear channel deal, extending an agreement […]

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