Canal+ pledges €600m to France film industry

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France broadcaster Canal+ will be able to show its films six months after cinema release for an exclusive nine-month window. The films will air on the Canal+ and Cine+ channels

The pay-TV giant has also reaffirmed its position as France’s biggest film backer following a deal with the country’s producer guilds (BLIC, BLOC and ARP) that will see it invest around €6oo million in local movie production over three years, starting in 2022.

Canal+’s support of the country’s film industry had been cast in doubt in recent weeks as it negotiated a new deal setting its investment obligations in local and European content.


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