Jetix Europe has announced a new carriage deal with CanalSat, bringing to an end a dispute that had threatened to remove the kids channel from the French DTH platform. The statement released this morning (April 3) follows on from the stay of execution granted by CanalSat in December.
“I am pleased to have struck a deal with CanalSat that guarantees long term carriage for our channel and we look forward to continuing to offer its’ younger subscribers some of their favourite Jetix programmes in the future,” said Paul Taylor, chief executive, Jetix Europe
Jetix had been scheduled to leave CanalSat on December 14 after the talks broke down in June. Negotiations had resumed last November.
In a statement Maxime Saada, Marketing Director of the Canal+ group and Director of CanalSat refers to a “mutual trust” that has existed between the two companies. “CanalSat offers and only selects quality channels appreciated by its subscribers, and Jetix is one of them”.
The agreement may also take the heat off of Canal, which faces an investigation by the CSA over its carriage deals.
Last year the Groupe AB filed a complaint after the operator denied access to some of their IPTV services. Also last year, Fox Life was dropped from the CanalSat bouquet.