Canal+ reaches 14m subs

VIVENDI PORTE SA PARTICIPATION DANS CANAL+ FRANCE À 75%Canal+ Group announced that at the end of September its channels had reached almost 14 million subscribers, up a million year-on-year, thanks to last year’s Polish merger between its Cyfra+ unit and TVN Group’s ‘n’ pay-TV platform.

In its nine months numbers parent Vivendi revealed Canal+ Group growth was also delivered good numbers in Africa and Vietnam. Overall revenues were €3.857 billion, up 5.8 per cent compared to the first nine months of 2012.

D8 was singled out as a particularly strong performer, reaching an audience share of 3.2 per cent in September, a 1.1 point year-on-year increase, which ranked “D8 first among the French digital terrestrial television channels for the first time ever.”

However, EBITA declined by 10.4 per cent year-on-year to €647 million, including a €24 million hit from “transition costs” related to D8, D17 and ‘n’.

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