Canal+, the French cable television channel, has agreed a deal with The Walt Disney Company that will see Disney content aired in the Francophone territories of the sub-Saharan Africa.
Four Disney channels will be available on the Canal+ Overseas platform – namely Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Disney Cinema.
The broadcast rights to blockbuster movies including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War are included in the deal. In ealy 2017, Canal+ will also air TV series Blackish.
François Deplanck, director of channels and content at Canal+ Overseas, commented: “We are delighted with this agreement, which allows us to offer our African subscribers the excellent productions of Disney studios and major youth channels for all ages. The match between our family audiences and the content developed by Disney makes this an ideal partnership”.
Jean-François Camilleri, the country manager for The Walt Disney Company in France, Belgium, Holland, Maghreb and Francophone Africa, added: “We are delighted that 2 million subscribers in Africa are discovering or rediscovering the great Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars movies and now have access to all of our Disney channels”.