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Canal is a French subscription satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT service provider It is owned by Vivendi (owner of Canal) with a hundred percent share.

History

In 1992, Canal was founded, as CanalSatellite, and the shareholders were Canal+ Group (66 percent) and Lagardere Active (34 percent), a subsidiary of Lagardère.

On 27 April 1996, CanalSatellite launched as a digital satellite platform, which was the first in Europe.

An inside account of the rise of Canal+ and establishment of CanalSatellite as a major satellite TV provider in Europe is given in the book High Above, which tells the story of the foundation and development of the leading European satellite operator, SES Astra.

In 15 November 2016, Canalsat was rebranded as Canal.

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