Canal (TV channel)

Type Société anonyme
Country France
Availability Satellite Television
Founded November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14) by André Rousselet
Slogan Redécouvrez la télé.
(Rediscover TV.)
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux
Broadcast area
Owner Vivendi
Parent Canal+ Group
Former names
Canal Satellite, Canalsat
Affiliates Canalsat Horizons
Official website

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


In 1992, Canalsat 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 2016, Canalsat was rebranded as Canal

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