Canal grows subscriber base
17.25 Europe/London, November 17, 2011 By Julian Clover

Canal+ held its audience share at 4.5% in France as the pay-TV group added 140,000 over the 12-month period to reach 5.4 million subscribers as of September 30, 2011.

The successful performance was attributed to a 10% increase in new subscribers and a stable churn rate.

Société d’Edition de Canal Plus reported consolidated revenues of €1,376 million for the first nine months of 2011, up 3.2% from the prior-year period.

Canal+ France’s revenues increased by 1.8% to €3,016 million. Canal+ Group’s EBITA stood at €732 million for the first nine months of 2011, compared to €760 million year-on-year. is now among France’s most-viewed websites recording 51.7 video views in September. also recorded 8.9 million unique visitors, a 71% increase from September 2010, and 83.6 million page views (up 99%).

Canalplay Infinity, the Canal+’ unlimited subscription video on demand service, was launched on the SFR’s Neufbox TV, touchpads and smartphones.