French pay-TV broadcaster Canal+ has jointly launched a TV service for classical music fans with Universal Music.
Deutsche Grammophon+ is based on the catalogue of music label Deutsche Grammophon, a subsidiary of Universal Music.
The line-up comprises music videos, concerts, documentaries, interviews and portraits which users can access on demand. Initially, around 400 programmes are offered with the selection to be constantly expanded. A linear channel is not provided. As a special feature, the new Dolby Atmos sound system is used for some titles.
All Canal+ subscribers can receive Deutsche Grammophon+ – first unveiled in December 2017 – at no additional charge. The exception are customers of the Essentiel package who can sign up for the service for €3.00 per month.
Deutsche Grammophon+ can be accessed using the latest version of the set-top-box distributed by Canal+. The channel is also is also available on streaming platform myCanal.
Both Canal+ and Universal Music are part of French media group Vivendi. The music catalogues of other classical music labels belonging to Universal Music are to be included in Deutsche Grammophon+’s line-up in future.