Canal+ will be able to broadcast films on its French pay-TV platform just six months after they’ve been seen in the cinema.
It follows a new agreement with the film industry, represented by the CNC, and the ministry of culture.
In December, a framework agreement allowed the first pay-TV window to be brought forward to six months from the previous eight. It also provides for a two-month advance and a two-month extension of the duration of the second pay-TV window. As a result, subscribers to Canal’s cinema offers will be able to access films for 16 months, whether they are French, European or international films.
The agreement recognises Canal’s contribution in the film financing cycle in France, with more than 400 recent films broadcast exclusively each year and a catalogue of thousands of films.