October 26, 2016 3:49 PM ET


Company Overview of Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A.

Company Overview

Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A. publishes, produces, and broadcasts various channels on cable, satellite, ADSL, and TNT.Net in France. The company operates general channels under the Canal+ name; and themed channels under the Canal+ Cinéma, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ family, Canal+ Décalé, and Canal+ Series names. It serves approximately 5.6 million subscribers. The company was formerly known as Canal+ SA and changed its name to Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A. in May 2011. Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A. was founded in 1984 and is based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. As of September 11, 2015, Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Vivendi S.A.

1 Place du Spectacle

Cedex 9

Issy-les-Moulineaux,  92863


Founded in 1984

797 Employees


33 1 71 35 35 35


33 1 44 25 12 34

Key Executives for Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 46
Chief Financial Officer, Director and Chairman of Financial Committee
Age: 40
Director, Chairman of STUDIOCANAL and Chief Executive Officer of STUDIOCANAL
Head of Drama and Documentaries
Head of Programming
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A. Key Developments

Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus To Be Deleted From Other OTC

Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus’s ordinary shares will be deleted from Other OTC, effective September 20, 2016. The deletion was due to inactive security.

Canal Plus Channels Unveil New Branding, Programming

Canal Plus has confirmed plans to reduce the amount of free-to-air programming it shows and strengthen its offering of sports and films in order to attract more subscribers. From September, its main pay channel will drop from around five hours of unencrypted programming each day to two hours. The company promises another 150 hours per month of encrypted programmes, focusing on top content. The free-to-air channel D8, which will be rebranded C8 to align better with Canal Plus branding, will also get new content, and the new channel iTele will be rebranded CNews.

Canal Plus Names Franck Appietto as Head of its Channel D8

Canal Plus announced the appointment of Franck Appietto as head of its channel D8. He replaces Xavier Gandon, who is leaving the company for another job. Appietto will report to CEO Maxime Saada and will also keep his job as director of events programming at the group Canal Plus. Appietto has worked at Canal Plus since 1999, in a range of production and programming roles at pay-TV and free-to-air channels.

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