The new service was announced at a press conference this afternoon by Franck Cadoret, Deputy Managing Director in charge of France, and Maxime Saada, Chairman of the Group’s Management Board.
Canal+ Séries will offer a combination of Canal+’s Créations Originales shows as well as international series from FX, FoxPlay, Showtime, and others. The move is to attack Netflix, which currently has more paying subscribers than Canal’s own CanaklPLay service.
The new Canal Plus service will launch with the French premieres of Syfy’s Deadly Class, based on the comic book series of the same name about an elite academy specialised in training assassins, and the new season of Gomorra. At the start, about 150 series will be available, good for about 5,000 episodes.
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