Apple and Canal+ have signed a landmark deal that will bring Apple TV+ to all Canal+ subscribers in France, along with some other European territories. The deal is different from the aggregation agreements that Canal+ has in place with other streamers such as Disney+ and Netflix, whose offers are being accessible as part of the French pay TV operator's bundle. Under the pact, Apple TV+ will be available at no extra cost to Canal+ subs from April 20. Canal+ customers...
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Since taking the top slot in 2015, Saada has stretched the company’s international reach, acquiring pay TV broadcaster M7 and channel operator SPI International. This year, Canal+ became the main shareholder of South Africa’s MultiChoice, which has more than 16 million subs, and acquired Rwanda’s Zacu Entertainment. He chairs production-distribution arm StudioCanal, which this year took a majority stake in Dutch FilmWorks, with its catalogue of over 900 films, and heads global video platform Dailymotion. Content is king for Saada, with Canal+ investing €3.3 billion annually, including international co-prods with Apple, Netflix and Sky. In June, he was appointed to the board of parent company Vivendi.