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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 report finds that Netflix has theoretical access to more than 300 million pay-TV households worldwide, almost double the company's current global subscriber base of 158 million, thanks […]

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 and take on Netflix.

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 take on Netflix in its home market and beyond.

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 did something very unusual — they bought it.

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.

MIPTV: Harlan Coben, Sky Eying Sequel to ‘The Five’

The best-selling author and production partner Nicola Shindler are also working an adaptation of Coben's novel 'Six Years.'

France 2015 in Review: A Year Framed by Terror

The 'Charlie Hebdo' and Paris attacks overshadow industry happenings, including a major shake-up at CanalPlus and the Cannes Film Festival's unpopular heels-only shoe policy.