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Canal+ Group

Vivendi H1: ‘Solid operating results’

For the first half of 2023, Vivendi’s revenues were €4.698 billion, an increase of 3.7 per cent (+3.2 per cent at constant currency and perimeter), mainly as a result of revenue growth at Canal+ Group (+€86 million) and Havas (+€61 million), as well as the performance of Gameloft (+€19 million). Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Chief Executive […]

July 28, 2023

Canal+ takes 12% Viaplay stake

Canal+ Group has taken a 12 per cent stake in beleaguered Nordic pay-TV operator Viaplay Group, announcing the deal in a brief statement. No financial terms were revealed. Earlier in the day, announcing the company’s Q2 results, Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, Viaplay President & CEO, said Viaplay was adopting a new strategy and plan, which included, […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

France: Apple TV+ content on Canal+

Canal+ Group is to offer to all subscribers in metropolitan France and Switzerland, free-of charge, access to all the content from streaming platform Apple TV+, beginning April 20th.  According to the multi-year strategic deal between Canal+ Group and Apple, all shows will be available via on-demand platform MyCanal. A number of original series produced by […]

April 14, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Canal+ expands responsibilities of Management Board

Canal+ Group has expanded the areas of responsibility of each member of the Management Board. The French studio and distributor says the decision will help accelerate the development of the group. Jacques du Puy, Group Deputy CEO and President of Canal+ International, will oversee, in addition to his current duties, the activities of Canal+ Tech […]

April 9, 2021

ViacomCBS expands unscripted slate

ViacomCBS International Studios Distribution today announced the addition of 400 hours of factual content from the Smithsonian Channel to its sales catalogue like Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters, Making Tracks on Mars and Virus Hunting: Cave to Covid. The distributor also announced several factual deals with partners around the world, including with American Public Television, Canal+ […]

April 9, 2021

Sky, STUDIOCANAL rights deal

Sky and STUDIOCANAL, Canal+ Group’s film production and distribution company, are partnering to bring Sky customers hundreds of hours of movies on Sky Q. The content will also be available to NOW TV customers with a Cinema Pass. Under the deal, STUDIOCANAL’s titles scheduled for release from January 2021 will be brought to Sky Cinema […]

January 18, 2021