From a French television channel to a global audiovisual group

“This is the story of the first French pay channel which in less than 40 years became one of the largest audiovisual groups in the world.”

“In 2023, CANAL+ Group joins the very select club of the most powerful French brands in the world! Beyond our international success story, a great source of pride since the beginning of our story is not just to support talents and creation in all its forms, but also to promote French and European culture across the world. We currently offer the best content to our 26.4 million subscribers on all continents. Our objective: to extend our premium offer to a subscriber base of 70 to 100 million. We distribute third-party channels and services like beIN SPORTS, as well as the best platforms with Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, Max, and more recently, Apple TV+ and DAZN in several European countries. Digital is at the heart of our strategy, with the ambition of making this content accessible to as many people as possible via our digital showcase: myCANAL. Speaking of this showcase, another major asset we have: STUDIOCANAL, leading European studio in the production and distribution of films and series, owner of the largest catalogue of French and European films in Europe... And the home of Paddington! We continue to write this story every day, with you.”

Maxime Saada, Chairman and CEO of CANAL+ Group, Chairman of STUDIOCANAL, Chairman and CEO of DAILYMOTION, Vice-President of the Lagardère Group, Chairman of OLYMPIA and Member of the VIVENDI Management Board

Our activities

CANAL+ Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, is a major player in the creation and distribution of content around the world

CANAL+ Group has 26.4 million subscribers in more than 50 countries, including 16,6 million outside mainland France, and nearly 7,600 employees across all continents. It’s the largest shareholder of MultiChoice, the leader in pay television in English- and Portuguese-speaking Africa.


million subscribers around the world in more than 50 countries


billion euros of turnover in 2023, up 3.2% in 1 year


billion euros invested in content each year


million subscribers in Africa


million subscribers in Asia-Pacific


million euros EBITA 2023

* Figures as of 31/12/2023
CANAL+ International

"From Africa to Europe, via Asia-Pacific and Overseas, the CANAL+ Group radiates and participates in the emergence of local talent and content worldwide."

Jacques du Puy, Deputy CEO of CANAL+ Group in charge of International and President de CANAL+ International

CANAL+ Group develops its pay television activities internationally via its CANAL+ International subsidiary, which had 16,6 million subscribers in total at the end of 2023 in more than 50 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

CANAL+ France

“In 2023, CANAL+ has, for the first time, entered the ranks of the 50 most powerful French brands in the world.”

Christophe Pinard-Legry, Managing Director of CANAL+ France Business

CANAL+ France is a major player in the production, financing and broadcasting of a variety of exclusive content. The leading contributor to sport in France and premier financier of French cinema, the popular “Création Originale” label, the aggregation of thousands of items of content on the market (Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, Apple TV+, DAZN, Max) and the most premium channels (beIN, OCS etc.). All this helps strengthen the position of CANAL+ France as a leader in the entertainment industry.


million subscribers in France


CANAL+ pay channels


free channels


or so pay themed channels

* Figures as of 31/12/2023

"Telling the most beautiful stories, taking them around the world and through the ages, that is STUDIOCANAL's mission. To pass on our passion for authentic stories that sound true."

Anna Marsh, Deputy CEO of CANAL+ Group and CEO of STUDIOCANAL

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group, is the European leader in production, distribution, and international sales of feature films and series. STUDIOCANAL has 14 production companies in Europe and the United States, and holds the largest catalogue in Europe, with more than 9,000 titles from over 60 countries covering more than 100 years of cinema history.


production companies in Europe and the United States


films produced, financed and distributed each year 


titles, the largest catalogue in Europe

1 000

films restored in 7 years thanks to 20 million euros invested


million euros invested each year in the production and distribution of films


hours of TV series distributed worldwide each year 


TV series produced each year on average

“The strength of CANAL+ is to offer the best experience to enjoy our content, as well as that of others.”

Stéphane BAUMIER, Chief Technical Officer of CANAL+ Group

CANAL+ Group has become a key Tech player in digital thanks to myCANAL, whose deployment around the world is gathering speed, with a presence in more than 40 countries and territories to date. Each year, it invests more than 100 million euros in its technological infrastructure. myCANAL is today the single point of entry to the best material, offering all the wealth of CANAL+’s content as well as the content and services of world-class partners such as Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, Apple TV+, DAZN and Max.


countries and territories


new items of content everyday *


items of content available at any time *


billion views in 2023


million euros invested every year in technological infrastructure

* In metropolitan France (and over 220,000 contents in the rest of the world)

Creation unlimited

CANAL+ Group is 100% owned by Vivendi, a world leader in culture, entertainment, media and communication.

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