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CANAL+ Group has announced the launch of several YouTube channels based on its 
programs, as well as a new brand for the promotion and expression of television 
and web talent, CANALFACTORY. 
From December onwards, CANAL+ Group will extend its digital presence by 
offering a complete network of YouTube channels dedicated to the iconic 
broadcasts of CANAL+, D8, D17 and i>Télé. 
Internet users will be able to access about twenty YouTube channels designed 
around the station's flagship shows (Le Grand Journal, Before, Petit Journal, 
etc.) and topical channels, particularly relating to cinema, serials, music or 
urban cultures. 
As Christophe Muller, Director of YouTube Partnerships for the Southern Europe, 
Africa and Middle East Region, emphasized: "We are very pleased with this 
partnership with CANAL+ Group, which will enable lovers of its flagship 
programs to find their broadcasts and favorite productions directly via the 
CANAL+ channels on YouTube. We look forward to bringing this new content to the 
one billion users of the YouTube community around the world and thus contribute 
to extending the reach of French audiovisual culture". 
"This agreement with YouTube illustrates our intention to extend the 
distribution of our content to video broadcasting platforms so that we can 
reach the largest possible number of people who love our programs, and 
particularly the young", said Fabienne Fourquet, CANAL+ Group's Director of New 
Content. "YouTube is a unique space not only for today's talent to find 
expression and be creative, but also for tomorrow's talent, which we want to 
support and bring to a wider audience in a dedicated area, CANALFACTORY". 
In addition to launching its multi-channel network, CANAL+ Group has announced 
the creation of a new brand for the promotion and expression of creative work. 
CANALFACTORY will provide new talent with the opportunity to increase their 
channel's audience while benefiting from support with production and promotion 
or the creation of previously unpublished programs. 
CANALFACTORY will also enable experimentation with various short formats and 
original productions developed specifically for the web. It will provide an 
opportunity to bring out new artists such as Martin and Jordi, discovered in 
Têtes de Cannes, the crazy web series from the 2013 Cannes festival, or to 
support already established talent such as Baptiste Lorber, the co-creator of 
10 minutes à Perdre or El Diablo, the author of Les Lascars, with Les Kassos, 
his new animated series. 
About YouTube
With more than 100 hours of videos put online every minute and more than 6 
billion hours of video watched per month, YouTube is the world's leading online 
video community website. It enables millions of users to discover, watch and 
share original videos. As a distribution platform intended for the creators of 
original talent and announcers, of whatever size, YouTube also has a forum 
where users from around the world can get information and share their 
experiences. Based in San Bruno in California, YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of 
Google Inc. 
About CANAL+ Group
CANAL+ Group is the leading French television company. In particular, it leads 
the way in the production of premium and topical channels and in the 
aggregation and distribution of pay-TV offers. Including its pay-TV businesses 
in Africa, Poland and Vietnam, the Group has a total of 14.3 million 
CANAL+ Group is also a key player in free-to-air television with three national 
channels and its advertising network.
Through its subsidiary STUDIOCANAL, CANAL+ Group is also one of Europe's 
leading feature film producers and distributors.
Finally, CANAL+ is the leading television company on social networks, with more 
than 20 million fans and nearly 4 million followers (broadcasts, channels and 
presenters), and is the 2nd largest brand in terms of web audience in the Media 
TV Radio France category (source Médiamétrie Netratings September 2013). 
Ariane Esfandi
Responsable Communication Corporate CANALSAT & Nouvelles Technologies Groupe
Direction de la Communication - Groupe CANAL+
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