Canal+ interested in TV Numeric?

November 27, 2012 10.43 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Canal+ might be interested in acquiring the assets of the French DTT pay platform TV Numeric including 35,000 subscribers, according to BFMTV.

The company has been in receivership since October 4 after having accumulated EUR 39 million in losses during the past three years. During 2011 TV Numeric achieved a turnover of EUR 3.75 million (+36%).

TV Numeric is a DTT platform that sells a bouquet of thematic channels, but during the past years has lost a number of channels: Canal J, AB1, TPS Star and C Foot.

At the moment, the offer consists of just five channels (Eurosport, Paris Première, LCI, TF6 and Planet +), available at EUR 9.90 per month.

TV Numeric is for 90% owned by industrialist Hugh B. d’Annnoux, who also owns software publisher Logiways.

The receivership does not affect the terrestrial push-VOD service SelecTV. Although the CSA has issued a licemnce, the service has not yet started.