Canal+ is to make its full service available to everyone during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The announcement was made by Canal’s chairman and CEO Maxime Saada on Monday night, using his personal Twitter account, and accompanied by a version of the Canal+ logo decked in the Tricolor of the French national flag.
“Canal + goes clear for everyone on all boxes. And for our subscribers, we open access to all our Cinema, Series, Youth and Documentary channels. Take care of yourself,” he wrote.
Canal+ passe en clair pour tous sur toutes les box. Et pour nos abonnés, nous ouvrons l’accès à toutes nos chaînes Cinéma, Séries, Jeunesse et Documentaires. Prenez soin de vous pic.twitter.com/wyDJ7qaevA
— Maxime Saada (@maxsaada) March 16, 2020
France is in near lockdown as it struggles to contain the Covid-19 virus.
Canal has 8.4 million subscribers in mainland France. It has contracts in place with leading content providers including Disney, where it is the exclusive pay-TV provider for new streaming service Disney+.
It is also a major contributor to French cinema.