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Saada slams Canal+ strike action

A strike by staff at Canal+ news channel iTele has spread to the broadcaster’s main pay TV service, with a reported 65 staff at the channel coming out in support of the news staff. Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada issued a statement to the effect that a symbolic strike had been voted for about 30 staff […]

Vivendi acquires famous French studio

European median group Vivendi has acquired Paris film studio Studios de Boulogne as it continues to bring its pay TV company Canal+ closer into the coporate fold. The studio has long been seen as a cornerstone of the French film and TV industry, providing the setting for iconic French movies including Les Vacances de Monsieur […]

Delport tipped to replace Méheut at Canal+

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré plans to install long-term confidant and Havas Média CEO Dominique Delport as president of Canal+ to replace Bertrand Méheut, according to French press reports. Financial daily Les Echos and news magazine Le Point reported Bolloré is set to follow up the replacement of the pay TV group’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer by […]

Canal+ launching raft of YouTube channels

French premium channel operator Canal+ is launching several new channels on YouTube based on its key programming franchises. From next month there will be twenty Canal+ YouTube channels based on shows from the core Canal+ channel as well as from its free-to-air counterparts D8, D17 and iTele. There will be channels based on shows including […]

Canal+ joins forces with Spotify

Canal+ France has created a new musicsite in partnership with Spotify. The service, called simply Music, will beaccessible to all French households and will allow users to access all radio play music with features including album of the week, Le Grand Journal, La Matinale and live sessions feature Canal Street. The site will also allow […]