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.


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.


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.

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