CANAL+ Group Completes the Acquisition of 70% of Global Media Group SPI INTERNATIONAL
Paris, March 18th, 2022 - CANAL+ Group and SPI INTERNATIONAL are pleased to report that the integration of SPI INTERNATIONAL within CANAL+ Group has now been completed, following the approvals of all competent authorities in all European jurisdictions concerned.
SPI INTERNATIONAL, a global media company who has significant presence in Europe with extensive experience in content distribution and worldwide broadcasting, will bring to CANAL+ Group great opportunities to strengthen Pay TV offers in all European markets and develop new ranges of services for the benefit of customers worldwide.
CANAL+ Group is pleased that SPI INTERNATIONAL will continue their worldwide expansion while developing their operations in a way that benefits the entire group.
ABOUT CANAL+ GROUP
CANAL+ Group is a leading media company and pay-TV operator. CANAL+ Group has a wide international footprint with a presence in Europe, Africa and Asia. CANAL+ Group totals 23.7 million subscribers worldwide, including 9 million in mainland France. With STUDIOCANAL, CANAL+ Group is also a European leader in the production, acquisition and distribution of feature films and TV series. It is also a leading player in free-to-air television with a pole of several channels, as well as an ads sales agency. CANAL+ Group is wholly-owned by worldwide integrated content, media and communication group, Vivendi.
ABOUT SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL is a global media company operating 42 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. The company operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Ex-Yugo regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI Group owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.
For more information please contact: