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Canal (TV provider)

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Type  Société anonyme
Broadcast area  France Switzerland
Owner  Vivendi
Founded  1983
Country  France
Parent  Canal+ Group
Founder  André Rousselet
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Availability  Satellite television IPTV DVB-T
Slogan  Redécouvrez la télé. (Rediscover TV.)
CEO  Maxime Saada (5 Apr 2013–)
Headquarters  Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Canal is a French subscription satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT service provider It is owned by Vivendi (owner of CanalSat) with a hundred percent share.



In 1992, Canalsat 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.

In 15 November 2016, Canalsat was rebranded as Canal.

Overseas operations

  • CanalSat Afrique
  • CanalSat Calédonie
  • CanalSat Caraïbes
  • References

    Canal (TV provider) Wikipedia

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