Canal+ to broadcast TimesTalks

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 29-01-2014

The Spanish channel Canal+ is to broadcast The New York Times' live talk shows TimesTalks.

The pay-TV network will include the American production in Canal+Xtra's programming after a successful collaboration last year during the two TimesTalks held in Madrid.

The new season of the show starts tomorrow (30 January) with the presence of the cast of the Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, a production which will also be aired by Canal+. The deal between the newspaper and the pay-TV network confirms Canal+ as the official Spanish channel for these cultural talk shows.

During the whole season, culture personalities and celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, David O Russell, Marina Abramovic, Sheryl Crow and the cast of House of Cards will participate in the show.

The TimesTalks have been produced since 1998 as a cultural and educational initiative. Renowned journalists from The New York Times interview and talk to international personalities from the world of arts and culture. The programmes are broadcast live and involve audience participation.