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Company Overview of CANAL + SA

Company Overview

CANAL + SA owns and operates pay-TV channels and services in France. It engages in the financing, acquisition, and distribution of French, British, and American films in France and other countries in Europe; production of videos; and broadcasting of television (TV). The company also provides various themes, such as films, sports, news, documentaries, entertainment, information, lifestyle, comedy and drama series, TV series programs, and children’s programs. In addition, it operates 3G mobile phone access television channels, such as Canal+ Chaîne Mobile, which provides live free-to-air programs; CanalSat Mobile, a line-up of various channels accessible live by SFR subscribers; and Canal+ Mob...

1, place du Spectacle

Cedex 9

Issy-Les-Moulineaux,  92863

France

Founded in 1983

Phone:

33 1 71 35 35 35

Fax:

33 1 71 35 14 83

Key Executives for CANAL + SA

Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Publishing Division
Chairman of Canal+ Distribution
Age: 56
Chief Executive Officer of Canal Plus SA
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CANAL + SA Key Developments

Canal+ Group Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Canal+ Group announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, revenues were EUR 1,317 million, a 2.4% increase compared to the end of March 2013. EBITA was EUR 175 million, compared to EUR 183 million at the end of March 2013. This change was mainly due to a shift in scheduling of the French Ligue 1 football competition, which had one additional calendar day compared to first quarter 2013.

CANAL + SA Announces Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 2013

CANAL + SA announced earnings results for the year ended December 2013. For the year, the company’s revenues were €5,311 million, a 5.9% increase year-on-year. This growth was primarily driven by the development of pay-TV operations outside of France, notably in Africa and Poland, and by the acquisition and successful re-launch of the free-to-air channels D8 and D17. Excluding transition costs related to D8, D17 and the new operations in Poland, the company’s EBITA was €661 million, down 1.9% compared to 2012. This change was due to lower advertising revenues on pay-TV channels and higher programming costs due to an increase in exclusive content. Including costs related to the integration of D8, D17 and the new operations in Poland, EBITA was €611 million.

Canal+ Group Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013

Canal+ Group announced unaudited earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of EUR 1,257 million compared to EUR 1,177 million a year ago. EBITA was EUR 217 million compared to EUR 239 million a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported revenue of EUR 3,857 million compared to EUR 3,647 million a year ago. EBITA was EUR 647 million compared to EUR 722 million a year ago. This increase in revenue was primarily due to the integration of new activities in free-to-air television (D8 and D17) in France and to the "n" platform in Poland. EBITA was EUR 675 million, excluding EUR 28 million in transition costs related to the integration of new businesses.

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