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The Canal+ Group has entered into a contract with the Forever Group to start a pay-TV operation in Myanmar. This year Canal+ is planning to roll out the services with a synchronized Burmese language dubbing for a large part of the Myanmar public domain, subject to permission from Burmese authorities.
Currently, Forever is offering a bunch of pay-TV broadcasting via the country's digitally transmitted television networks and satellites in cooperation with the state television channel MRTV. It provides a variety of domestic and multinational lines with a further offering of multinational satellites. As well as MRTV and Forever's platforms, Shwe Than Lwin Media-owned Lwin provides a competing bunch of outsourced content on the Apstar satellites with an impact on major global sporting titles.
She and Forever are working together to build a key actor in Myanmar's audio visual industry in the years ahead, targeting a growth consumer base of around 12 million households. We' re pleased to be able to link our know-how with that of the Forever Group, with whom we are sharing powerful aspirations for Myanmar," said Jacques du Puy, Chairman of Canal+ Overseas.
"The cooperation with the Vivendi Group is a genuine chance for the Forever Group to provide a new pay-TV service in Myanmar, built on high-quality audio-visual production and internationally broadcast programmes that are available and understandable to the public. I' m very pleased with this deal and very optimistic about the Myanmar success," said Win Maw, CEO of Forever.
Canal+' plans to expand internationally to offset the continuing downturn in its customer bases in France. At the end of the first half of last year, the number of subscription figures for foreign countries was higher than for France for the first year, with most of the increase being in Africa.