Canal Plus is to drop support for ‘Canal Ready’ receivers and return to a solely proprietary system.
Italian media group Mediaset confirmed Saturday that it has received expressions of interest from foreign media companies.
Canal Plus has said it intends to launch its multiscreen service Canal Touch on Windows 8 tablets this November.
Canal+ held its audience share at 4.5% in France as the pay-TV group added 140,000 over the 12-month period to reach 5.4 million subscribers as of September 30, 2011.
Canal Plus chief Bertrand Méheut has said the French pay-TV operator remains interested in a return to the Spanish Digital Plus pay-TV platform.