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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
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CANALFACTORY, A SPACE FOR PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED ORIGINAL CREATION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or the creation of previously unpublished programs.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.
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
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).
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