CANAL+ Group reinforces its presence in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and launches a new streaming platform under the CANAL+ brand.
After the introduction of CANAL+ Sport channel in August 2022 to host the exclusive rights of English Premier League matches and CANAL+ Action just recently in these two countries, CANAL+ now launches a rich content offer within its digital platform, mixing European films and series, international blockbusters, local productions, or content related to the Premier League.
The service will also offer access to 7 linear channels produced by CANAL+ (including CANAL+ Sport) thus positioning itself as a unique offer mixing linear content and SVOD, and a strong alternative to the pay TV offers already available on the Czech and Slovak markets.
The catalogue will be enriched by various studios and rights, including Studiocanal, a wholly–owned subsidiary of the group, as well as other production companies such as PROROM, ALL3Media, Freemantle Media or Paramount.
CANAL+ will also rely on original creations coming from different geographies of the group, such as the latest European creation Django, available from May 4th, as well as the successful Polish series Kruk.
CANAL+ will also aim to develop local productions, such as “Daughter of the Nation”, a 6-episode mini-series and historical romantic comedy soon to be filmed for broadcast in 2024.
According to Jacques du Puy, CEO of CANAL+ International: “The Czech Republic and Slovakia are important markets for the group. This launch is the result of our strategy initiated a year ago through the broadcasting of Premier League, aimed to offer a complete range of premium content (sports and series in particular) in Czech Republic as well as in Slovakia, under the CANAL+ brand”
“In line with the group’s strategy, we want to assert our role as a distributor but also as a producer of our own sports content, films and series. The launch of this platform fully meets this challenge” says Ladislav Řeháček, VP of CANAL+ Luxembourg for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
One year after launching its streaming service in Austria, CANAL+ Group, which now has 25.5 million subscribers worldwide, is accelerating its growth in Europe. Already the leading satellite operator in the Czech Republic and Slovakia via Skylink brand (brand of M7 Group, a CANAL+ Group company since 2019), the group is strengthening its digitalization and the CANAL+ footprint internationally with this new launch.
The service will be offered for a monthly fee of around 8 Euros/month.