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UEFA hat-trick for Canal+

French pay-TV operator Canal+ has, for the first time, secured exclusive rights to UEFA’s three premier club football tournaments: the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Europa Conference League. The three-season deal covers 2024/2025 though to 2026/2027. Canal + will also for the first time, offer its subscribers the progress of the leading French […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

M7 appoints Logjes

M7 Group, the European pay-TV provider, has appointed Robin Logjes as its Content Director, Original Productions. In his role, Logjes will primarily focus on the creation and production of European scripted content that appeals and resonates across all M7 territories. M7 was acquired by Canal+ Group in 2019, resulting in an increased focus on providing […]

June 23, 2022

Telefónica, Canal+ merger probe

Spanish regulatory body CNMC has opened a case probing a possible breach of the Telefónica and Canal+ merger conditions. Telefónica could have broken one of the obligations imposed on the company to approve the merger operation in 2015; providing information to CNMC about its premium TV offers to guarantee that third parties can match it. […]

June 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: 61% of French homes have SVoD

Sixty-one per cent of French homes subscribe to at least one SVoD service as of January 2022, up nine per cent since January 2020, according to the Submix2022 study carried out by consulting firm BearingPoint. The growth was mainly driven by Netflix which is installed in 61 per cent of all SVoD homes (up 4 […]

April 28, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Canal+ completes SPI International acquisition

Canal+ Group and SPI International have announced the integration of SPI International within Canal+ Group has now been completed, following the approvals of all competent authorities in all European jurisdictions concerned.     Canal+ Group says that SPI International, a global media company who has significant presence in Europe, will bring opportunities to strengthen its pay-TV offers […]

March 18, 2022

SES extends Canal+ service agreement

SES and Canal+ have expanded their partnership with a long-term agreement for uplink services for Canal+’s French pay-TV channel bouquet at 19.2 degrees East. The new agreement includes services delivered from two teleports in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, and starting in 2023, Munich, Germany, underscoring the importance and shared value of delivering superior and uninterrupted viewing experiences […]

March 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Vivendi revenues boosted by Canal+

Vivendi has reported 2021 revenues of €9.5 billion, up €904 million (+10.4 per cent) compared to 2020. This increase is mainly due to the growth of Canal+ Group, Havas Group and Editis. It also included the impact of the consolidation of Prisma Media as from June 1st 2021. For the fourth quarter of 2021, Vivendi’s […]

March 11, 2022

BAL announces 2022 broadcast partners

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) ja announced its roster of broadcast partners for the 2022 BAL season, which tipped off on March 5th at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will include stops in Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, Rwanda. The second BAL season will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 14 languages […]

March 7, 2022

Paramount+ expands to France

As part of a wide-ranging series of announcements, including the changing of the overall company name to Paramount Global, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS, has agreed a long-term strategic partnership that will bring Canal+ subscribers ViacomCBS content. The strategic partnership includes the distribution of Paramount+ as the service expands to France this year. […]

February 16, 2022

M6 International launches on HOT in Israel

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced the launch of M6 International TV channel on HOT, the leading telecommunication and pay-TV platform operating in Israel. M6 International, whose distribution is handled by THEMA, brings together all the best programmes from the M6 Group TV channels, with contents from the renowned French channels M6, W9, 6ter, […]

February 16, 2022