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the Canal+ Group obtained a range of sports rights for several years.

Canal+ will broadcast the UEFA Champions League and Europa League until 2027, the Premier League until 2025, the Rugby Top 14 until 2027 and Formula 1 until 2029.

Presenting the Canal+ 2022/2023 season, Chairman and CEO Maxime Saada described it as a collection of many firsts. Besides sports, Canal+ also announced a line-up of 10 new original productions, 60 foreign series including Tokyo Vice by Michael Mann, as well as 250 original documentaries. Canal+ is also offering 400 new feature films this season.

The group, which is now able to show new films six months after their first theatrical release following the media window deal signed in January 2022, said it has renewed rights with all US studios and two long-term deals. term with Universal and Sony.

Claiming an 8% growth in the subscriber portfolio over one year thanks to content, aggregation strategy and TV experience Canal+ also announced the deployment in France and on all its international markets of an offer green and eco-responsible. Compatible with satellite, fibre/ADSL and IPTV, its new code-named decoder GlobalOne will be officially unveiled in December 2022 with the goal of achieving 65% energy savings.

Canal+ also suggests that Global One’s new recommendation algorithm will help subscribers choose content in less than three minutes from among the 100,000 titles displayed on the MyCanal on-demand platform.

The on-demand offer attracts approximately 12 million unique visitors per month

Regarding its strategy of aggregating third-party SVoD platforms on MyCanal, Canal+ has confirmed the exclusive launch of the service Paramount+ at the end of the year. The group already distributes Netflix, Disney+ and Starzplay.

Our goal is to sign agreements with all platforms; we are in discussions with Apple TV, Prime Video, HBO Max commented Maxime Saada.

Asked about the commercial dispute with TF1 which led Canal+ to abandon the broadcast of TF1’s free-to-air DTT channels, Maxime Saada maintained that TF1 wanted a 50% increase in its contract, which, according to him, was not not possible before the potential merger with M6, which has since been aborted.

The outcome of the September 13 hearing regarding the blackout of TF1 channels on TNTSat will be announced on September 22, with the TF1 board arguing that the TF1 Premium contract (live and additional services) amounts to 13 million euros. euros. It’s the same as what we negotiate with American studios noted Maxime Saada.

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