Turnover: 5.87 billion EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • Canal + is a French subscription pay-TV channel belonging to the Vivendi group.
  • Canal Play is the SVOD service of Canal Plus, focusing on series, films and documentaries.
  • This service has been replaced by MyCanal, the replay service for all CanalPlus group programs.
  • Canal Play is Canal Plus' new video-on-demand platform, revived in 2018 to take on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
  • The platform features Canal+'s major hits such as Le Bureau des Légendes, Engrenages, Hippocrate, The Affair and Twin Peaks.

News

Canal+ put into orbit to make acquisitions and continue to grow 14/12/2023

  • Canal+, forty years old next year.
  • Canal+ is valued at around 5.4 billion euros according to analyst consensus.
  • The group has more than 25 million subscribers today, up from 11.5 million in 2016.
  • It has expanded into almost 50 countries.
  • It owns 32.6% of Multichoice, 26% of Viu and 12% of Viaplay.
  • It has acquired Luxembourg operator M7 in 2019 and publisher SPI International in 2021.
  • 515 million euros in Ebita by 2022.
  • Portfolio includes channels C8, CNews, Nordic platforms Viaplay and Viu in Hong Kong, subsidiary GVA and Dailymotion.

Canal+ reaches out to young people 17/05/2023

  • Young people now account for a third of Canal+'s new subscribers.
  • The weight of young people in the subscriber base has doubled over the past two years.
  • In France, Canal+ had 9.5 million subscribers by the end of 2022 (including packages via operators), compared with 8.4 million in 2019.

Canal+ integrates Apple TV into its offering 14/04/2023

  • Canal+ subscribers to benefit from Apple TV+ content from April 20
  • The multi-year agreement will be valid in France and Switzerland, then extended to the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • The agreement enables Apple to expand its audience to 9.5 million Canal+-subscribing households in France by the end of 2022
  • Apple is a small player in France compared with Disney+ and Netflix, the latter of which has around 10 million subscribers
  • Canal+ already offers access to Disney+, Netflix, Paramount+ and OCS in its Séries offering

Canal+ acquires OCS, Orange's pay-TV package | Canal+ acquires OCS, Orange's pay-TV package. 09/01/2023

  • Canal+ to acquire Orange's OCS pay-TV bouquet

Canal+ wants to acquire a stake in American studio Lionsgate. 04/07/2022

  • Canal+ is interested in Starz.
  • Starz has a production and catalog of 17,000 films and series.
  • Canal+ wants to secure its access to "made in the USA" content, while the major studios now have - with Disney+, HBO Max, etc. - direct access to viewers. - direct access to viewers.
  • StarzPlay, available everywhere, enables it to claim around 8.5 million subscribers outside the US.

may 12, 2021 - Canal+ in legal dispute with Ligue 1 - source(Challenges)

  • TV rights for 2021-2024 under discussion
  • Canal+ manages broadcasting for the current season
  • Clubs have until June 30 to submit their projections

september 30, 2020 - Canal+ complains to the CSA about the complexity of its situation in France - source(Le Monde)

  • For the channel's DTT renewal, Maxime Saada expressed strong reservations about the way Canal+ has been treated over the past 15 years

november 4, 2020 - My Canal, a means of expansion for Canal+ -(Le Figaro)

  • 40% of sales from 5 million subscribers in France
  • Major strategic asset for Canal+
  • 70% of subscribers use the site regularly

january 9, 2019 - Canal Plus competes with Netflix with Canal Play - source(L'Express)

  • Canal Play, launched in 2005 and abandoned, is taken over by Canal Plus
  • Service dedicated to series and documentaries for 10 euros a month
  • Exclusivity conditions have changed for Canal Play, since Canal Plus was prohibited from having exclusivities after acquiring its competitor TPS.

Financial Data

DUNS: 420624777

Legal Name: GROUPE CANAL+ SA

Address: 50 RUE CAMILLE DESMOULINS , 92130 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX

Number of employees: Entre 1 000 et 1 999 salariés (2021)

Capital: 104 191 033 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 1 851 000 000 1 675 000 000 1 665 000 000 1 518 000 000 1 610 000 000 1 691 000 000 1 637 000 000 1 726 000 000
Gross margin (€) 1 939 000 000 1 817 000 000 1 773 000 000 1 590 000 000 1 694 000 000 1 754 000 000 1 695 000 000 -
EBITDA (€) 28 000 000 14 000 000 189 000 000 64 000 000 194 000 000 205 000 000 147 000 000 -
Operating profit (€) -79 000 000 -40 000 000 16 000 000 -42 000 000 104 000 000 62 000 000 30 000 000 -
Net profit (€) -40 000 000 -5 000 000 53 000 000 -13 000 000 -82 000 000 19 000 000 84 000 000 122 000 000
Turnover growth rate (%) 10,5 0,6 9,7 -5,7 -4,8 3,3 -5,2 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 1,5 0,8 11,4 4,2 12 12,1 9 -
Operating margin rate (%) -4,3 -2,4 1 -2,8 6,5 3,7 1,8 -
Working Capital (turnover days) -32,9 131 7,7 -2,2 -13,1 -16,6 -7,9 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) -95,4 49,5 -51,7 -45,2 -53,5 -52,9 -49,1 -
Net margin (%) -2,2 -0,3 3,2 -0,9 -5,1 1,1 5,1 -
Added value / Turnover (%) 75 72,7 74,6 69,6 73,8 68,7 65,5 -
Wages and social charges (€) 147 000 000 168 000 000 139 000 000 134 000 000 138 000 000 140 000 000 145 000 000 -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 7,9 10 8,3 8,8 8,6 8,3 8,9 -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président du directoire Maxime Saada 53
Président du conseil de surveillance Jean-christophe Thiery De Bercegol Du Moulin 57
Membre du conseil de surveillance Laetitia Chekroun 44
Membre du conseil de surveillance Marc Taieb 52
Membre du directoire Jacques Du Puy 66
Membre du conseil de surveillance Stephanie Ferrier 50
Membre du directoire Gregoire Castaing 47
Membre du conseil de surveillance Arnaud Roy De Puyfontaine 60
Membre du conseil de surveillance Frederic Crepin 54
Membre du conseil de surveillance Vincent Bollore 72
Membre du conseil de surveillance Pascale Chabert 49
Membre du conseil de surveillance Celine Merle-beral 55
Membre du conseil de surveillance Francois Laroze 61
Membre du directoire Anna Marsh 45
Membre du conseil de surveillance Geraldine Gygi 48
Membre du conseil de surveillance Emilie Varin 58

Studies mentioning this company

The svod market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Netflix
  • Prime Vido (Amazon)
  • Google Play
  • Filmo TV
  • VideoFutur
  • Canal Plus Groupe (MyCanal)
  • France Télévision
  • Orange Groupe
  • SFR (SFR Play)
  • Free (Iliad)
  • TF1 Groupe
  • Apple TV
  • M6 Groupe
The cinema market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Pathé Gaumont
  • CGR Cinemas
  • UGC
  • TF1 Groupe
  • Netflix
  • Canal Plus Groupe (MyCanal)
  • France Télévision
  • VideoFutur
  • SFR (SFR Play)
  • Cinéligue
  • MK2
  • Kinepolis
  • Mégarama
  • Cineville
  • Dulac Cinemas
  • Grand Ecran groupe
  • Reynaud Groupe Cinéma
  • Majestic Cinémas
The film production market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Pathé Gaumont
  • Netflix
  • Canal Plus Groupe (MyCanal)
  • France Télévision
  • EuropaCorp
  • Mediawan
  • TF1 Groupe
  • UGC
  • Videlio
  • FL Entertainment - Banijay
  • Studio Canal (Canal+)
  • ARP selection
  • Les films du Losange
  • Eddy Production
  • Prime Video
  • Disney+
  • Arte Groupe
  • Dark Matters
  • Newen Studios
  • Asacha Média Group
The video platform market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Netflix
  • Prime Vido (Amazon)
  • Salto
  • Canal Plus Groupe (MyCanal)
  • Youtube
  • Disney
  • Dailymotion
  • Viméo
  • Molotov (Fubo Group)