Canal+ Turns To EVS For Major Media Infrastructure Overhaul

EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today said that Canal+ has selected its recently acquired Cerebrum control and monitoring solution for a major overhaul of its in-house MCR and TX playout management workflows. The Vivendi-owned French premium television channel and Entertainment streaming services becomes one of the first customers to implement an EVS […]

IP Transition Boosts Flexibility, Content Options

Transitioning from SDI to IP has enabled Canal+ to produce content more efficiently and to find new ways to reuse it, said Pierre Maillat, broadcast imagineer at the French pay TV provider. He spoke at a Cisco-sponsored event at the NAB Show where Roger Crothers, head of technology for BBC Wales, said the BBC’s first dive into IP workflow would create a roadmap for moving the rest of its six major broadcast centers to IP and that he anticipates new synergies to emerge when that happens. Ted Schilowitz, futurist for Paramount Pictures, added that IP better delivers the experience younger viewers have come to expect. A pair of video highlights of the session are here. Pictured (l-r): Dave Ward,  SVP chief architect and CTO of engineering, Cisco; Gene Arantowicz, solution engineering manager and media practice lead, World Wide Technology; Schilowitz; Maillat and Crothers.

New French Channel Goes Live With Dyvi Switcher

On Nov. 4, exactly 34 years after Canal+ went on air, the French media group in association with Première Fois Productions, launched Clique TV, a channel dedicated to providing a voice to artists. For the creation of its original content, the new channel worked with facilities provider BOB in France to deploy an EVS Dyvi live production switcher. “The […]

Fox, Canal+ To Remake ‘War Of The Worlds’

Witbe Extends QoE Collaboration With Canal+

Witbe, a provider of quality of experience (QoE) test and monitoring, announced today an extended partnership with Canal+, a leading pay TV company in France to continue providing live TV services monitoring that began five years ago. Canal+ needed a monitoring solution that could work seamlessly on the broadcast services over satellite or terrestrial, and […]

Vizrt Drives Three-Tiered Video Wall For Canal+ Spain

Spanish satellite broadcaster Canal+ is using Vizrt’s tools to control content played on its 45m2 RPG video wall, used on its popular show, Mucho Más Deporte (Much More Sports). The video wall is made up of three main sections: A left video wall, a right video wall, and a video floor. This solution is using […]

Vivendi And Lagardere In €1B Canal+ Buyout