CANAL+ to Launch New Platform in the Netherlands


The CANAL+ Group offering currently distributed in the Netherlands via M7 will be rebranded as CANAL+ on January 29 and begin to offer customers a live TV and streaming mix.

CANAL+ will feature content from two of the group’s subsidiaries, STUDIOCANAL and SPI International. The former, European leader and majority shareholder of Dutch FilmWorks, has a catalog of over 8,000 international titles. The latter, a major actor of the distribution and broadcasting of content across the world, has a catalog of over 10,000 international films and series. The rebranded platform will also feature CANAL+ originals, which includes the hit series The Brigade.

The CANAL+ Group will also provide CANAL+ access to exclusive titles from Viaplay, Fremantle, Dutch CORE, Lionsgate and Lumière, including the new season of the successful Norwegian series Furia and the new crime series Negociador.

In addition to a direct marketing of its platform, CANAL+ is also partnering with Dutch leading telecom operator VodafoneZiggo, to provide its offering to more than 3 million potential customers in the Netherlands.

“I am very pleased with the launch of our platform in the Netherlands, which will help us further strengthen the position of CANAL+ in the European market,” said Jacques du Puy, CEO of CANAL+ International. “It is a dynamic market that offers us new opportunities. With our learnings from other territories and strong relationships with content providers and major stakeholders, we’re confident to bring something new to the Dutch audience, bringing together the best of linear channels, sport, films and series.”