MIPCOM 2017 – CANNES. Canal+-owned international channel distribution company Thema has acquired a majority stake in Dutch firm IBSBM in Amsterdam.
Canal+ is set to launch “best of” channel Canal+ International for international markets in November 2017.
An agreement has been reached between SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs and Editeurs de Musique) and the Canal+ Group over the payment of copyright across the group’s channels and services.
Canal + Group has given details of its 4K/Ultra HD content offer that will be available through the new Apple TV 4K device.
Vivendi has decided to pursue a parallel project in pay TV in Italy with its two subsidiaries Telecom Italia and Groupe Canal.
Canal+ Group’s Thema has created a new subsidiary in Mumbai, India, in charge of developing business operations across the Indian subcontinent (SAARC), including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives.
Duting the past 12 months Canal+ France lost 401,000 subscribers, down to 5.145 million, with revenue down 3.8% compared to the first quarter of 2016, to €1,278 million.
Canal+ has won an extension on its rights to Formula One motor racing through to 2010.
The threat of Eutelsat cutting the distribution of Canal+ Reunion throughout the Indian Ocean region due to unpaid invoices has been lifted.
According to the latest data by Dataxis for the year ending 2016, the number of pay-TV subscribers in Africa stood at approximately 18.7 million.