Canal+ Cameroon sealed distribution deal with 3 local cable companies  


The deal has been signed. Canal+, the French premium cable television owned by the Canal+ Group, has ratified the distribution of its TV bouquets to 3 home-grown cable companies. The pact was sealed with the 3 companies namely: Africa Creolink Communications, TNT and TV+.


The purchase of a dish is not indispensable for the Users of TV bouquets TV+, TNT and Africa Creolink. They will be provided with the channels belonging to Canal+. However, further details about the agreement signed was not given although it is recognised that there was some condition comprising of the rules of competition from cable operators which were laid by Canal+. Those include the ending of image piracy taken with digital decoders and on the Internet, the creation of encryption systems of international TV channels with no Cameroon and sub-Saharan Africa broadcasting license and the foundation of a full-proof system in calculating the number of subscribers paying the correct amount (agreed by Canal+) in time.


The conditions imposed by Canal+ would thus limit the access to the distribution of its opponent in Cameroon which includes the Super Sport channels, the South African group of television owned by Multichoice, and BeIN sports, the global network of sports channels owned by beIN Media