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Canal+ (France)

The Canal+ Group is 100% owned by French mass media giant Vivendi. The CanalPlay SVoD service, formerly called CanalPlay Infinity, launched in November 2011. Operations and Figures: Canal+ lost 88,000 pay TV customers in its native France, down to 5.4 million in Q3, but was up internationally to 5.6 million, adding 502,000 international subs. These days it bundles all of its numbers together, so these include CanalSat numbers, which is a full pay TV service, Canal+ where another operator sells content subscriptions and Canalplay, its direct to consumer OTT service. Total revenue for parent Vivendi was €7.7 billion ($8.16bn) for Q3, up 1.3%, and net income was €1.18 billion ($1.26bn). Annual churn rose from 14.2% to 14.9% in the quarter.…

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