Movies are at the heart of Vivendi and Canal+ Group’s activities since its inception, through its channels and with Studiocanal.
A long-standing, historical partner of French cinema, Canal+ Group has always offered a privileged place to movies. The Canal+ channels broadcast up to 500 different movies every year and cover live major annual events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the French César awards and the Oscars®.
Studiocanal is the leading European player in the production, acquisition, distribution and international sales of movies and TV series. It operates directly in the three main European markets (France, United Kingdom and Germany) as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Studiocanal is also present in the US and in China.
Studiocanal produces and coproduces each year some 20 movies, of which half are in English and are sold internationally. Studiocanal boasts one of the largest film catalogs in the world, with over 6,000 titles which it preserves, restores, exhibits and distributes, both physically and digitally.
Vivendi and Canal+ indicated in September 2015 their willingness to invest further in films with Vivendi taking a 30% stake in Mars Films, a French leader in the production and distribution of motion pictures.
In June 2016, Studiocanal took full ownership of the Paddington brand worldwide with the acquisition of Paddington and Company Limited and The Copyrights Group Limited.
Canal+ Group is a wholly-owned Vivendi subsidiary. Studiocanal is wholly-owned by Canal+ Group.
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