Vivendi has developed a series of digital and mobile services, closely aligned with new media consumption patterns, notably to give larger access to its content.
Vivendi owns 100% of Dailymotion, one of the leading video platforms in the world with a reach of 2.2 billion views per month at the end of 2018. Now focusing on premium video sourced from trusted international content providers, Dailymotion has pivoted to become the go-to place where users can get their daily dose of must-see videos covering their favorite topics – News, Sport, Music, and Entertainment. The “new” Dailymotion comes in the shape of a completely redesigned user experience, along with innovative monetization services to further attract world-class partners and build its audience.
The growth in Dailymotion’s audience has been fueled by numerous partnerships with top-grade content creators, with more than 300 signed in 2018, including 100 in the United States and involving prestigious names such as the Financial Times, A+E Networks, Axel Springer, TF1, the NBA G League and AC Milan. Dailymotion extended the reach of its partnerships to new countries in 2018 (South Korea, Vietnam and India) where its audiences are rising rapidly.
Dailymotion’s audience growth has also been propelled by constant enhancements to its user experience. In late 2018, it released a new version of its app, featuring a new home page with a “latest videos” section that launches automatically.
Also during the year, Dailymotion unveiled its first monetization solution which means it now has an operating presence across the entire online video value chain (hosting, distribution and montization).
In France, myCanal lets subscribers watch all of the content on Canal+ and in the Canal bouquet, either live or on-demand, and access all of the related services through a single point of entry on any device (PC, MAC, smartphones and tablets). The service is innovative-driven. It offers content in multilingual versions and HD adaptive bitrate streaming for guaranteed optimum viewing regardless of bandwidth quality; live stream control; start-over to go back up to eight hours before the broadcast; multi-live to watch up to four shows at the same time and on the same screen; download management to watch content offline; assistance and the ability to customize screens.
myCanal ranks as the leading online TV/video media platform in the French market, with an average of 1.6 million unique visitors each day and more than 50 million video hours consumed every month. It is also the top-rated TV app on the iOs and Android stores (scoring an average of 4.4 out of 5).
Vivendi Village has a ticketing network with a well-established presence in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the US. The group’s ticketing activities are operating under the same brand – See – and are marketed through SeeTickets, Digitick and Paylogic, specialized in the online sale and distribution of tickets for musical performances, sporting and cultural events.
In 2018, the network distributed a total of more than 20 million tickets.
In addition to its online ticketing business, SeeTickets – which has developed dedicated state-of-the-art technological platforms – also offers a range of technical solutions for third-party ticketing management.