(The following press release from Canal Plus was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) CANAL+ GROUP DEVELOPS ITS MULTICHANNEL NETWORK ON YOUTUBE 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". CANALFACTORY, A SPACE FOR PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED ORIGINAL CREATION In addition to launching its multi-channel network, CANAL+ Group has announced the creation of a new brand for the promotion and expression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their channel's audience while benefiting from support with production and promotion or the creation of previously unpublished programs.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 subscribers. 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+ 1 place du Spectacle - 92130 Issy les Moulineaux T. 01 71 35 01 66 P. 06 24 77 39 91
CANAL+ GROUP DEVELOPS MULTICHANNEL NETWORK ON YOUTUBE
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