INTERNATIONAL: MEDIA GIANTS - CANAL PLUS

Revenues for year ending 31December, 1997 were pounds 1.4 billion, up 16.9 per cent year on year. Its major shareholders are Vivendi (34 per cent) and Compagnie Financiere Richemont (previous owner of Nethold, 15 per cent), with most of the remainder publicly traded. According to figures released in June, the company has more than ten million subscribers to its various analogue pay-TV services around Europe plus a total of 1.7 million subscribers to its digital platforms.

Revenues for year ending 31December, 1997 were pounds 1.4 billion,

up 16.9 per cent year on year. Its major shareholders are Vivendi (34

per cent) and Compagnie Financiere Richemont (previous owner of Nethold,

15 per cent), with most of the remainder publicly traded. According to

figures released in June, the company has more than ten million

subscribers to its various analogue pay-TV services around Europe plus a

total of 1.7 million subscribers to its digital platforms.



WORLDWIDE MEDIA ASSETS



France Canal+ analogue pay-TV platform. Canal Satellite Numerique

digital system.



MultiThematiques: a joint venture with TCI and Havas that reformats and

markets Canal+ channels to other broadcasters.



Canal+Studio, Ellipse Programme and Docstar: programme production

studios



Canal+Image and Canal+Distribution acquires rights for and distributes

Europe’s second-largest film and programme catalogue.



Paris Saint-Germain: Controlling interest in one of France’s top

football clubs.



Majority shareholder in AOL and Compuserve France.



Controlling interest in cable operator, CGV.



Canal+ Magazine: advertising-supported title sent to the group’s 4.3

million pay-TV subscribers in France.



Rest of Europe Owns or controls analogue and digital pay-TV platforms in

Italy (Tele+, D+), Spain (Canal+ and Canal Satellite Digital, operated

in joint venture with Spain’s SER) and Poland (Canal+Polska). The former

Nethold channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden

and Finland have been rebranded to run according to French blueprint.



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