Canal Plus SA Might Be At Threat According to BAC Company Report10 Feb 2012 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Canal Plus is a leader in Pay-TV sector in France and one of the major market players in Europe that has also established its presence in non-European regions. But latest market trends whisper danger coming from USA to cable companies. 2008 financial crisis showed overvalued prices for TV channels. The tag was so high that many American families dismissed their subscription for cable, as they were unable to pay out the bills. Paid subscription was indeed the best way of organizing high-quality television. But recent years brought some different opportunities that draw consumers’ demand – it is internet subscription and TV through streaming, a new service offered, for example, by Netflix or Amazon.
The service is very cheap, sometimes free, and possesses vast archives of movies, series, TV shows, educational programs, and so on. Today more and more Americans turn to internet streaming, ceasing their cable subscriptions. The situation may transfer to other regions, and Europe is no exception.
It is clear that Pay-TV will undergo great changes in the nearest future. It is up to cable companies to deal with the incoming threat and create a new business model viable in rapidly evolving TV world.
Canal Plus has a solid financial base, supported by stable cash flow and incomes. June 2011 showed a successful half-year period for the company: revenue added EUR 36 M to its account and reached EUR 926 M, net income was EUR 24 M which gives 2.6% profit margin. Annual results for FY 2010 are flat, though: revenue up 0.7% and net income with no change comparing to FY 2009. In general, Canal Plus does not enjoy rough growth, but steadily goes towards its strategic goals.
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Cedex (France), Canal Plus SA is a leading Pay-TV provider in France, also engaged in film production and distribution in European region. By 80% it is Canal Group property, which in turn wholly belongs to Vivendi SA. Canal Plus broadcasts only in HDTV and has 24 various channels for any audience in France (including overseas) and Francophone Africa.
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Title: Canal Plus SA Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis
Date: Feb, 2012
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