Tag Archives: Canal Plus

Fox Europe and Africa, Canal Plus are joining force to shoot ‘War of the Worlds’ Series

French pay-TV Canal Plus and Foxs Europe and Africa are working together on a series adaptation of H.G. Wells classic novel The War of the Worlds. The show will follow the classic alien-invasion story but set the action in the present day. The eight-part drama will start shooting this fall, with Studiocanal and Urban Myth Films on [...]

Canal+ in Ivory Coast tracked down illegal STB owners

Illegal STB owners in Ivory Coast were cracked down after 32 operations conducted by the Research section of the Ivorian National Police Force. Around 669 set-up boxes of Canal+, 1717 other set-up boxes, 553 Canal+ subscription cards excluding other various passes and 2215 accessories, all making up to a total of 38m3 of material used [...]

Canal Plus and iROKO launch SVOD iroko + in Francophone Africa

Canal Plus Group and iROKO are launching the iroko+ SVOD service for French-speaking Africa. The Android app will be available across all of French Speaking Africa, bringing 1500 hours of affordable, premium Nollywood and Télénovelas content to millions of Francophone entertainment fans. In an interview with NexTV News AME, Francois Deplanck, SVP Channels and Content [...]

Canal Plus to launch a paid DTT offer in Congo Brazzaville

[:en]The President of Canal+ Overseas Jacques du Puy announced that Canal Plus is going to launch a paid DTT offer in Congo Brazzaville in February. With around 30 popular channels, the DTT offer will be available at CFA 5000 (US$ 8.30) for viewers upon subscription. After its launch in Congo Brazzaville, the paid DTT offer [...]

Studiocanal Sells Canal Plus Original Series to M-Net

Vivendis Canal Plus, Europes second biggest pay TV operator Studiocanal, its film-TV production-distribution-sale operation, continues to roll out Spotless, its flagship Canal Plus Original Series. The series was sold to South African pay TV M-Net. Produced by Germanys Studiocanal-owned Tandem Productions, one of Europes best-known TV production houses, and produced by Emmy and Golden Globe [...]

Canal + Group and iROKO launch the first SVOD mobile Android App for Francophone Africa

Canal+ Group and iROKO are partnering to create and launch the first affordable Francophone SVOD to French-speaking Africa. Canal+ Group and iROKO have previously worked together through content distribution deals for linear TV channels such as Nollywood TV, and are now consolidating their partnership to launch this standalone Android app. Announced as part of a [...]

400 000 illegal access to pay-tv channels in Senegal according to Canal+

Over 400,000 households in Senegal pay for illegal access to TV channels according to Sébatien Punturello, director general of Canal+ Senegal. Piracy of Canal + channels occurred during the redistribution process of cable networks or by the use of counterfeit and unauthorized set-top-boxes. “400 000 households received TV channels for which they paid but are [...]

Canal+ selects Eutelsat to deliver DTT services in Africa

Canal+ Overseas has leased transponder capacity over Eutelsat 3B satellite to introduce Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services in Africa. Eutelsat 3B satellite will broadcast a new package of DTT services which will be transmitted to DTT transmitters in approximately ten French-speaking African countries. Canal+ Overseas has leased a 72MHz transponder on the satellite that will [...]

Canalsat to broadcast Nollywood TV

Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, has entered an agreement with distributor of themed and ethnic TV channels, Thema, to broadcast the African fiction TV channel, Nollywood TV, for the first time on satellite. Nollywood TV will be broadcast on Canalsat, channel 39, via satellite, ADSL and on the web. The channel will be available [...]

Canal Plus broadcasts NBA games in Africa

Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, is broadcasting US basketball games from the NBA on its Canal Plus and Canal Plus Sport channels in around 20 African countries including Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, since January 1 this year. Three matches are programmed for the first day, including two pre-recorded games. During the rest of [...]