Canal Plus is looking to change the way it contributes to the French creative industries. The pay-TV broadcaster has announced plans to rationalise the way it invests in the sector.
“Canal+ will pay the rights holders on the basis of the works of their repertoire that it broadcasts. On the other hand, Canal+ questions the advisability of carrying out precise and exhaustive audits on these collection bodies to ensure that the authors recover the full amount due to them,” the Vivendi-owned unit said in a statement released Thursday evening.
Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen has called for a quick resolution to the talks.
It’s part of a wide-ranging costsaving plan that now extends to reducing the annual €800 million contribution bill including the €330 million worth of direct investment in audiovisual content.
The figure makes Canal the leading supporter of the industry.