Canal+ launches multi-channel network on YouTube

Parent Category: News | 12-11-2013

French pay-tv group Canal+ has announced the launch next month of some 20 new channels on YouTube based on key programming as well as a Web talent platform called CanalFactory.

The new YouTube channels will be developed around key shows from pay-TV channel Canal+, including Le Grand Journal, le Before, le Petit Journal, and from its free-to-air DTT channels D8, D17 and iTele.

Webnauts will have access to channels tailored after key programmes and to themed networks based on cinema, tv series, music and urban culture.

"This partnership with Canal+ Group will allow fans of the flagship programmes of the group to find their favourite shows and works directly from the Canal+ channels on YouTube. We are delighted to bring this new content to users of the YouTube community worldwide and contribute to the influence of the French audiovisual culture," Christophe Muller, YouTube's director of partnerships, southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, said.

Eager to support existing and new talent and allow them to showcase on YouTube, Canal+ is also launching a promotion label called CanalFactory.

This platform will help talent to grow their YouTube audience and support the creation, production and promotion of innovative programmes.

CanalFactory will also experiment with various short formats and original Web-dedicated productions.