Canal+ defends rights payment freeze

Canal+ has defended its refusal to pay rights fees demanded by French collecting societies following a dispute that has lasted several months, leading to major legal battle between the pay TV operator and four of the main societies. Four leading collecting societies – SACD, SACEM, SCAM and ADAGP – filed a lawsuit with the Paris […]

Netflix signs French content creator pact

Netflix’s winding path to launch in France has taken a new turn, with the SVOD service signing an agreement that guarantees local creators remuneration for featured content. Netflix has made the agreement with Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music), which will see Sacem members whose content is featured on the platform paid […]