Canal+ is refusing to pay the Professional Football League (LFP) the €110 million due for the broadcast rights to Ligue 1.
Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay-TV subscribers between 2018 and 2024 to bring its total to 45.63 million, according to the Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report.
The head of Canal Plus’s corporate board has confirmed the pay-TV channel will shut down SVOD platform CanalPlay.
Mediapro says it plans to launch a football channel in France after it secured the rights to the three principal broadcasting packages for Ligue 1.
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.
Most of the main pay-TV operators in Sub-Saharan Africa lowered their prices during 2016 to ward off competitors. The knock-on effect was that other platforms lowered their fees.
The former head of Canal+ is to join Patrick Drahi telco SFR.
Canal Plus has opened a new style retail outlet designed to give visitors the best live TV experience.
The CSA has raised serious concerns over the exclusive distribution agreement reached between Canal Plus and beIN Sports.
Altice has acquired the exclusive rights to the English Premier League, depriving Canal+ of one of its key assets.