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. Four venues were opened in early 2017 in Conakry, Guinea, Douala, Cameroon, Niamey, Niger, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, after the inauguration of a venue in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in June 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.