At the occasion of MIPCOM 2019 in Cannes, Mezzo, the classical music, jazz and dance dedicated television channel, will celebrate its new partnership with Thema which will handle the international distribution of its linear and nonlinear offers.
The distribution to French operators will be supervised by Mezzo in-house teams.
Mezzo is now available in 60 million households around the world, via more than 400 satellite, cable, IPTV or OTT operators in 80 countries.
“In the last 10 years, we have doubled the number of countries and tripled the number of subscribers, opening up in new territories such as Canada, Korea, Hong Kong, as well as the Arabian Gulf countries” said Marc Welinski, CEO of Mezzo.
“Our partnership with Thema marks a new step in the development of Mezzo: we are more than ever committed to bringing the beauty of music, opera and dance to a growing number of homes around the world. The experience and know-how of Thema is a decisive asset to accomplish this mission.”
Fabrice Faux, CEO of Thema, is “very proud to bring the experience and international network of both Thema and the Canal+ Group to pursue the development of Mezzo, which, while being already the most exported private French channel, hold a significant potential for growth, particularly in Asia and the Americas.”