Canal+ edges towards 14m subs

November 15, 2013 09.44 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Free-to-air channels D8 and D17 and the n platform in Poland helped grow revenues at Canal+ Group by 5.8% in the first nine months of 2013.

The French pay-TV giant accurued 3,857 million as its total subscriber based nudged 14 million.

In addition to n there were also good performances recorded in Africa and Vietnam.

D8s audience share reached 3.2% in September making it one of the best performing digital channels in France.

Canal+ Groups EBITA was 675 million, excluding 28 million in transition costs related to the integration of new businesses.