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Canal+ Series almost rushed to market but halted by Salto

Canal+ isn’t messing about when it comes to restoring its public image after 2019 got off to an embarrassing start, with the French pay TV operator launching a series-only OTT video service costing a reasonable €6.99 a month. Just three weeks ago, we reported on the rumors of Canal+ making a surprise acquisition of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports as a way of shaking off the humiliation of Netflix blasting past it, with local reports at the time stating preliminary discussions were underway. Suffice it to say, these rumors have since fizzled out, opening the floor for Canal+ Series to slide in as the latest business proposition to put pay TV losses behind it. But first of all, nothing in the…

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