is a French digital
satellite and DSL pay television
service owned by Canal+ Group
(66%) and Lagardere Active (34%), a subsidiary of Lagardère
. CanalSat was founded in 1992 as CanalSatellite
It was recently announced that CanalSat has been approved to merge with competitor TPS. The new entity will be controlled by Vivendi (owner of CanalSat) with a 65% share. Minority shareholders will be Lagardère (20%), TF1 (9.9%) and M6 (5.1%).
Documentaries and Lifestyle
Includes Canal+ Cinéma, Canal+ Sport, Canal+ Décalé, Canal+ HD (from April 2006).
Culture and Society