CANAL+ Inks Third Deal in Ethiopia

Apr 12 , 2020

CANAL+, a European media company and pay-TV operator, has inked its third agreement with Fana Broadcasting Corporation, the state-affiliated media company. The agreement between the duo allows CANAL+ to broadcast FANA TV for its future Ethiopian pay-TV offering and gives it access to Fana Broadcasting Corporation's library of audiovisual content. Two weeks ago, the company signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the public broadcaster. It also inked a deal with Nolawi Film Production and the Ethiopian Film Producers Association. Owned by worldwide content, media and communications group Vivendi, CANAL+ Group has more than 20 million subscribers worldwide. The pay-TV platform of Canal+ will be launched by the end of the year, and it is expected to include a bouquet of dedicated Amharic channel packages through a satellite pay-TV platform.



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