Canal + and The Walt Disney Company France strengthen their strategic partnership
Canal+ will be the exclusive partner of the brand new Disney+ streaming service in France, which will be launched
Disney France and the Canal+ Group announced today a new a strategic distribution agreement which will provide Canal+ subscribers with access to a unique offering of films, series and documentaries from the world’s leading entertainment company.
The deal includes:
- Distribution by Canal+ of a wide array of The Walt Disney Company’s most popular branded television channels across numerous genres including Disney Channel and Disney Junior as well as National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Voyage and Fox Play.
- Canal+ premium channels will air the first run broadcasts of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky and Fox Searchlight movies. In 2019 to date, The Walt Disney Studios delivered 5 of the 10 most popular films in France including The Lion King and Avenger’s End Game as well as Frozen II, Toy Story 4 and Captain Marvel. All of these films will air on Canal+.
- In tandem with the DISNEY+ direct-to-consumer launch in France, Canal+ will become the exclusive local Pay-TV partner to offer the new streaming service to its 8 million subscribers and will further extend the reach of Disney+ through 3rd party distribution partners such as ISPs.
This project fits perfectly in Canal+’s overall strategy of becoming the go-to brand for the world’s best content and service.
> See the press release here.