Canal+ is a French premium cable television channel launched in 1984. It is 100% owned by the Canal+ Group, which in turn is owned by Vivendi SA. The channel broadcasts several kinds of programming, mostly encrypted. Unencrypted programming can be viewed free of charge on Canal+ and on satellite on Canal+ Clair (Clear).

Canal+ is a supporter of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative (a consortium of broadcasting and Internet industry companies including SES, OpenTV and Institut für Rundfunktechnik), which promotes and establishes an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface.

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  • Engrenages


    When the badly beaten body of a young Romanian woman is discovered on a Parisian rubbish dump, the i…

  • Versailles


    Versailles, 1667. Louis XIV was 28 years old. To rise to the heights of the nobility and wield its a…

  • Le Bureau des Légendes

    Le Bureau des Légendes

    Le Bureau des Légendes (The Office of Legends), known in English-speaking countries as "The Bureau",…

  • Baron Noir

    Baron Noir

    French politician Philippe Rickwaert thirsts for revenge against his political enemies. Philippe's p…

  • Le journal du hard

    News and info about pornography, upcoming rated X DVDs, actors and actress, directors, adult festiva…

  • L'Emission d'Antoine

    L'Emission d'Antoine

    "L'Emission d'Antoine" (The Issue Antoine) is a talk show second part of the evening broadcast on Th…

  • Jamel Comedy Club

    Jamel Comedy Club

    The Jamel Comedy Club, presented by Jamel Debbouze for 9 years hosts the best new french stand-up pe…

  • Guyane


    Vincent Ogier, a twenty years old Parisian geology student, landed in Guyana for an internship at a…

  • Le Grand Journal

    Le Grand Journal

    Le grand journal (also known as Le grand journal de Canal+) is a French nightly news and talk show a…

  • Paf le Chien

    Paf le Chien

    Paf le Chien (Space Dog) (known as "Pat the Dog" in the U.S.) is the adaptation of the successful vi…

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