Canal Plus SA (Canal + or the company) began operations in 1984. The Company engages in pay television business in Europe. The Company produces and broadcasts Canal + premium channel. Canal + now comprises only the French pay-TV channel’s production and broadcasting activities. It owns the subscriber base and related assets, rights to which have been transferred to Canal +DISTRIBUTION. The Company features exclusive, original, creative programming focused mainly on recently released, first-run movies and major sports events. FIRST RUN MOVIES Canal +broadcasts more than 400 films annually, of which 80% are TV premieres and 48% will never be shown on another over-the-air channel. Canal + promotes cinematographic diversity, scheduling all types of movies from around the world. Whether a box office hit or an auteur film, all productions are aired in their entirety, without commercial breaks and in the original language version. Each movie is shown seven times over a period of three weeks on the premium channel (four weeks on each multiplex channel), with an eighth subtitled broadcast for the hearing-impaired. HEADLINES SPOR Major sports events are the other core component of the Canal +concept. The channel offers exclusive broadcasts of French League 1 matches, as well as Champions ’League play, English, Spanish and Italian championship matches, the UEFA Cup, French women ’s and junior soccer and other events. PROGRAMS With a savvy dose of pertinence and irreverence, information and humor, creativity and talent, Canal +adds a magic touch to its documentaries, dramas, sitcoms and short subjects. The channel is also known for exceptional documentaries, such as LES AILES DE LA NATURE (the follow up to WINGED MIGRATION), sitcoms like 24, THAT ’S MY BUSH! and SPIN CITY, and original, hit shows like H, with Jamel Debbouzze and LA FAMILLE GUERIN, with François Cluzet. In the cartoon segment, the spotlight is given to witty characters, such as THE SIMPSONS, who spent their 13th season on Canal + in 2002. Lastly, short subjects are highlighted in MIDNIGHT+, hosted by Noël Godin. Canal +is also a news channel, with incisive, straightforward reporting. Canal + also airs unscrambled programs accessible to all TV viewers. FOUR TIMES MORE CHOICE Since 1996, Canal +has also offered digital service. Viewers can select any Canal +program “à la carte ”from four channels: Canal +, Canal + JAUNE (dedicated to movies), Canal +BLEU (the premium channel plus more shows, series, drama, etc.), and Canal +VERT (live, time-delayed and preview broadcasts of major sports events).
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