Thema


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. […]

News brief: Trace Sports Stars launches in Malta

Sports- and celebrity-themed channel Trace Sport Stars is launching in Malta. The deal with quadruple play operator Go plc, brokered pay TV distributor Thema, means Trace Sport Stars now sits alongside stablemate Trace Urban on the platform. The continues Trace Sport Stars expansion, after the channel has signed carriage deals with more than 60 TV […]

OSN to launch ‘first bespoke Arab ents net’ in UK

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has debuted its first international channel venture with the launch of general entertainment service OSN Ya Hala on the TalkTalk YouView platform in the UK. OSN Ya Hala is distributed by France-based Thema. According to OSN, the move marks the first time that a bespoke Arabic entertainment channel has […]