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Vivendi Wins European Movie Licensing Battle With Paramount

Canal+, the pay-TV arm of French media giant Vivendi, has won its long-running court battle against Paramount Pictures and competition regulators over movie licensing…

Disney+ Signs Exclusive France Distribution Deal With Canal Plus

Disney+ has signed an exclusive distribution deal with French pay TV giant Canal Plus Group, which will see the unit of Vivendi become the sole distributor of Disney's streaming service in France…

Partnership Deals Give Netflix Access to More Than 300M Households, Report Finds

Netflix's strategy of working with, not competing against, major pay-TV operators, is paying off, according to a study published Monday by media research group Ampere Analysis.    The…

Vivendi’s CanalPlus Acquires Leading Nigerian Studio ROK

Vivendi's CanalPlus has acquired Nigerian studio ROK, Nigeria's largest production house, in a move to shore up CanalPlus' international operations as its French division books heavy losses.

CanalPlus Buys European Pay-TV Group M7 for $1.1 Billion

French pay-TV group CanalPlus has bought European company M7, which operates pay-TV platforms in Benelux and Central Europe, for more than $1.1 billion, in a bid to expand its streaming operations…

MIPTV: How CanalPlus CEO Maxime Saada Is Taking on Netflix

CanalPlus head Maxime Saada spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at MIPTV in Cannes about the French pay TV giant slashing costs and shifting its business model towards the on-demand world as it looks to…

Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Amazon Board Crime Series ‘ZeroZeroZero’ From ‘Gomorrah’ Team

The series, now in production, will air in 2019 following a shoot across three continents and six countries (and in six languages).

MIPCOM: Lionsgate Sells ‘Ten Days in the Valley’ to France, Italy

The drama series, starring Kyra Sedgwick, airs on ABC in the U.S.

How Studiocanal Ended Up With Two Movies About the Exact Same Subject

The French production powerhouse's sailing biopic 'The Mercy' was announced with much fanfare in 2015, but when the film hit delays and another similar project appeared on the horizon, studio execs…

Netflix Orders Harlan Coben Drama Series From ‘Happy Valley’ Producers

'Safe' — a co-commission with the Canal+ Group in France — is set to star Michael C. Hall.

Jude Law Becomes First American Pontiff in Teaser Trailer for ‘The Young Pope’

Paolo Sorrentino has directed the co-production between Sky, HBO and Canal Plus.

French Antitrust Authority Halts CanalPlus, beIN Sports Deal

Vivendi's CanalPlus hoped to stem massive subscriber losses with the arrangement.