CANAL+ France positions itself as a major player in the production, financing and broadcasting of a variety of exclusive content.
The leading contributor to sport in France, CANAL+ continues to strengthen its presence in the field, in particular by securing the broadcasting rights for major competitions until the end of the decade (including the Champions League, Premier League, TOP 14, Formula 1 and MotoGP).
The leading financier of French cinema, CANAL+ provides a rich offering by broadcasting the biggest French and American films thanks to partnerships with the biggest majors (Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Sony, Disney, Paramount, Fox), just 6 months after their cinema release.
CANAL+ France also stands out for the quality of its original fiction, critically acclaimed and popular with subscribers under the “Création Originale” label: Le Bureau des Légendes, B.R.I., La Flamme, Validé…
CANAL+ also aggregates the best content on the market and so allows its subscribers to enjoy global streaming platforms (Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, Apple TV+, DAZN) and the top premium channels (beIN, OCS, etc.).
This global approach offers subscribers a wide choice of quality content, thus strengthening CANAL+ France's position as a leader in the entertainment industry.
CANAL+ Group produces ten CANAL+ channels in France, offering exclusive, original, innovative programmes:
The general channel CANAL+ which offers films, sports, drama, documentaries and entertainment programmes.
Nine specialised premium channels: CANAL+ SPORT 360, CANAL+ FOOT, CANAL+ SPORT, CANAL+ BOX OFFICE, CANAL+ GRAND ÉCRAN, CANAL+ CINÉMA(S), CANAL+ SÉRIES, CANAL+ DOCS, CANAL+ kids.
These last few years have been essential for transforming CANAL+ Group, which has grown stronger on all its thematic pillars and secured essential rights until the end of the decade.
Sport: With more than 10,000 hours of sports programmes per year, CANAL+ Group provides a unique sport offering and has secured access to the biggest sports competitions for its subscribers for many years: the Premier League until 2028, the Champions League until 2027, the TOP 14 until 2027, Formula 1 TM and MotoGP TM until 2029, and even the WRC until 2030. To these have been added acquisitions of emerging sports which will be the big events of tomorrow: Padel with the World Padel Tour and Premier Padel circuits, as well as MMA with the French ARES league. Increasingly, these rights are being secured in several regions. Reference broadcasts, major reports and sports documentaries accompany this galaxy of rights.
Cinema: CANAL+ Group is the leading partner in film creation in France. A historic agreement signed with French cinema for nearly €200 million per year allows it to broadcast all the jewels of French cinema just 6 months after their theatrical release. And these 6 months also apply to American films, thanks to partnerships established with the 6 American majors: FOX, DISNEY, WARNER, PARAMOUNT, SONY and UNIVERSAL. CANAL+ Group now provides the richest cinema offering in its history. This includes cinema broadcasts and major cinematographic celebrations of which CANAL+ is a partner (Césars, Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA, Venice Film Festival).
Series: CANAL+ Group also stands out for the quality of its drama. Hailed by critics and acclaimed by subscribers, the CANAL+ Création Originale series have confirmed their success and affirmed their strength at the heart of the group's production. They shine internationally and have received numerous awards, in France and abroad. What’s more, CANAL+ Group offers a cutting-edge, expert selection of international series that make sensation, with a promise of diversity of both genre and origin (around 60 new foreign series and sequels each year).
CANAL+ Group also produces around thirty paid thematic channels covering the major segments of television: cinema with the CINE+ channels, discovery with the PLANÈTE+ channels (PLANÈTE+, PLANÈTE+ CRIME, PLANÈTE+ AVENTURE, SEASONS), crime productions with POLAR+, entertainment with COMÉDIE+ and OLYMPIA TV, sport with INFOSPORT+, as well as kid’s channels with PIWI+ and TÉLÉTOON+.
CANAL+ Group is a key player in free television in France, with three national channels: C8, CNEWS and CSTAR, whose revenue comes from advertising.
C8 is a general channel bringing together all generations and all audiences, rooted in its time, diversity, parity and open to all. In 2022, with an audience share of the entire public of 2.8% (1), C8 achieved its best year in 3 years, driven by powerful access, Touche Pas à Mon Poste!, the leading talk show in France in 2022.
CNEWS, which reports on news in real time and highlights its uniqueness in the face of increased competition, is consolidating its status as the second largest news channel in France. A 100% news channel with news bulletins, debates, analysis, opinions with an “s”, and discussions always focused on the questions and issues facing French people. In 2022, CNEWS recorded a historic year, continuing its rise with an audience share across the general public of 2.1% (1).
CSTAR, the leading generational music channel in France, is where musical talents meet, express themselves and blossom.
(1) Source: Médiamat annual 2022, Médiamétrie
AGGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION
In addition to its production activity, CANAL+ Group is a leader in the aggregation and paid distribution of content, apps and premium channels in France.
CANAL+ Group has built, from an offer made up of the best in cinema, sport, series, documentaries and kids programmes, a gateway to the content of the largest apps and channels in the world. It aggregates the main third-party thematic channels and global content platforms such as beIN SPORTS, Netflix, Disney+, Paramount+, Apple TV+ and DAZN. This model, which combines the strength of the work of creator with that of aggregator, is totally unique.
CANAL+ Group's offers are marketed in France, with or without commitment, integrating CANAL+ channels, thematic channels produced by the Group, and the best channels and streaming services on the market. Depending on their interests, subscribers can build their offers around CANAL+, particularly by adding more sport or more films and series.
CANAL+ distributes its offers as part of specific subscriptions on satellite, ADSL, TNT, cable, fibre, mobile and Internet. These offers are marketed directly by the Group and through a physical distribution network made up of more than 3,000 sales outlets of sale via commercial partners. In addition, CANAL+ sells its offers through its own online store and via Internet access providers, who integrate them into their own pay television offers. It therefore has distribution agreements with Free, Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom.