Canal (TV provider)

Canal is a French subscription provider. It is owned by Vivendi (owner of Canal) with a hundred percent share.

Canal
TypeSociété anonyme
Country
AvailabilitySatellite television
IPTV
Founded14 November 1992 by André Rousselet
SloganRedécouvrez la télé.
(Rediscover TV.)
HeadquartersIssy-les-Moulineaux
Broadcast area
France
Switzerland
OwnerVivendi
ParentCanal+ Group
Former names
Canal Satellite, Canalsat
AffiliatesCanalsat Horizons
Official website
mycanal.fr

History

In 1992, Canal was founded, as CanalSatellite, and the shareholders were Canal+ Group (66 percent) and Lagardere Active (34 percent), a subsidiary of Lagardère.

On 27 April 1996, CanalSatellite launched as a digital satellite platform, which was the first in Europe.

An inside account of the rise of Canal+ and establishment of CanalSatellite as a major satellite TV provider in Europe is given in the book High Above, which tells the story of the foundation and development of the leading European satellite operator, SES Astra.

On 15 November 2016, Canalsat was rebranded as Canal.

Overseas operations

External links

Directors
Universal
Music Group
Canal+ Group
Other assets
Subscription television providers in Europe
Cable
Satellite
IPTV
Terrestrial
Defunct

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