Vivendi Village brings together digital services businesses with strong growth potential and entities dedicated to live entertainment and in scouting and nurturing talent.
The Vivendi Village companies share an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit able to make rapid, yet disciplined decisions that balance risk against pragmatic opportunities.
Vivendi Village provides a privileged environment for small companies and start-ups to exchange ideas, cooperate and facilitate access to the Group’s other businesses to develop projects together.
Vivendi Village is a formidable think tank and a testing-ground to experiment new ideas as new forms of distribution and consumer experience are emerging as a response to the rapid transformation of the digital economy. Its flexible organization is particularly well suited to accelerate the blossoming of talented artists. Vivendi Village is a privileged environment to reinvent live entertainment and to multiply cooperation within the integrated value chain of all the Group’s businesses.
Vivendi Ticketing is a market-leading ticketing service, with brands such as See Tickets in the United Kingdom and the United States, and Digitick in France.
Specializing in ticket sales and distribution for live music performances, sporting and cultural events, Vivendi Ticketing directly sells 15 million tickets each year. Including sales from Digitick’s technical platforms, a total of 35 million tickets are sold annually.
Vivendi Ticketing serves several thousand event organizers, including prestigious customers such as Glastonbury Festival, the RHS Flower Shows, Manchester City Football Club, the Eiffel Tower and the Chateau de Versailles.
Talent plays a key role in Vivendi’s strategy as it forms the foundation of Vivendi’s original content production.
Vivendi Talents&Live aims to discover talented new artists and help them develop their careers. It provides the resources they need to create a name for themselves and increases their audience outreach.
Vivendi Talents&Live develops live entertainment projects, drawing on the Group’s diverse talent pool, and has built partnerships with a wide range of festivals and events. The goal is to create events that enrich Vivendi’s media platforms. Vivendi Talents&Live is particularly keen to create synergies with the Group’s various businesses by recognizing their areas of expertise and providing them with new sources of revenue and data.
MyBestPro is number one in France in connecting individual consumers with professional service providers through different digital platforms.
MyBestPro helps individuals find the right professional while providing the latter with a steady source of revenues.
MyBestPro does not rely on ad-based revenue, but charges commission based on services rendered. It has developed a powerful system of customer recommendations and opinions based on total price transparency.
MyBestPro services are currently available via mobile devices and desktop computers in 10 European countries.
Watchever has built a strong technical and editorial expertise in innovative video streaming pay-services combining new technologies and media.
Watchever designed and developed WatchMusic, a premium video music service for mobiles launched in Brazil on October 6, 2016, which will also shortly be launched in Latin America and other parts of the world.
Watchever also developed the app for Studio+, a global premium short series offer for mobiles, unveiled in Brazil on October 17, 2016. The service will shortly be deployed in additional Latin American countries and will also be available in Europe, primarily in France, Italy and Russia, followed by the US and in Asia, in partnership with major telecom providers.
Vivendi holds 64.4% of Radionomy Group, a key player in global, online radio.
It comprises of four complementary businesses. Radionomy offers the widest variety of music and special-interest radio stations from all over the world.
TargetSpot is a digital audio advertising agency, using technology and multiple criteria to target the right audience. SHOUTcast is the streaming software used by more than half of radio stations worldwide to broadcast their online programming. Winamp is one of the world’s most popular media players, allowing users to listen to and manage their music. It also enables users to watch videos and listen to online radio while adapting the software to their preferences.
The Olympia plays a central role in Vivendi Village: the venue is at the heart of live entertainment development and content companies. It hosts around 300 events yearly and welcomes nearly 600,000 concert-goers each year, with attendance figures steadily increasing.
The Olympia is continually evolving and pushing the boundaries of live performance. It is attracting new audiences with the Olympia By Night (urban contemporary music played at night) and the Rugby Night bringing together the whole French rugby community, a Franglish comedy evening in April 2016 with Eddie Izzard and Gad Elmaleh, and much more!
The Olympia is also pursuing its mission as a talent scout, through events such as the Vivendi Talents Show, which was held for the second consecutive year in April 2016, or the Mon Premier Olympia (My Olympia Debut) performances.
CanalOlympia is the leading network of cinema and live performance venues in Africa. Several dozen venues are set to open in central and western African countries, where entertainment and cultural infrastructures are often lacking. These halls will appeal to a population with an increasing appetite for cultural content. The first one was inaugurated in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on June 14, 2016.
CanalOlympia venues are structured around a modular movie theater with 300 seats, which can be transformed into an open-air stage with space for an audience of several thousand.
Serving as venues for movies, concerts and shows, these spaces are designed to showcase African culture in all its diversity, and will be able to draw on Vivendi’s innovative content, particularly that of Canal+ and Universal Music.
Le Théâtre de l’Œuvre
A little gem tucked away just a few steps from Place de Clichy in the heart of Paris, the Théâtre de l’Œuvre, with its 326 seats, is highly appreciated by actors for the proximity if offers with the audience.
Founded in 1892, it was originally a concert hall before becoming a theater. Its programming is set to change this summer 2016. The Théâtre de l’Œuvre will maintain its tradition of excellence while expanding its artistic mission to include solo performances and concerts.
Actor and comedian François-Xavier Demaison and director Benoit Lavigne have partnered with Vivendi to acquire the theater and will work closely with the Olympia teams.
Olympia Production is a production house for shows and concerts. This activity reflects Vivendi’s commitment to bring about performances by both up-and-coming and established artists.
Directed by Christophe Sabot, who is also the Managing Director of French television channel CStar, Olympia Production aims at producing events that can be adapted for use by the Group’s various media.
Vivendi Afrique is a new, innovative “multi-talent” business, entirely devoted to Africa.
Its aim is to discover talented local artists in the fields of music, film and comedy, produce their performances and help them reach their audience.
Vivendi Afrique also aims to support the emergence of new trends in content and make them popular in Africa and around the world.
With support from the long-standing recording label Island Africa/Universal Africa, Vivendi Afrique will provide opportunities to African and international artists to develop their careers in Africa.