Bryan, Garnier & Co advises A+E Networks on a strategic partnership with CANAL+

Bryan, Garnier & Co advises A+E Networks on a strategic partnership with CANAL+

News published on April Monday 29, 2013
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Paris, April 29th , 2013 –  Bryan, Garnier & Co, the independent pan-European investment bank focused on European growth companies, today announced it has advised A+E Networks on forming a strategic partnership with CANAL+  including pay-TV channels, content, production, and digital distribution.

A+E Networks currently operates 57 channels outside the US in over 150 territories, reaching more than 330 million subscribers in 38 languages.  The A+E Networks portfolio of brands includes A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, bio.®, H2™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, HISTORY en Español™, LMN®, and LRW™. As a result of the partnership with CANAL+, A+E Networks completes its Western European channel footprint. 

The partnership marks an important stage in the development of the CANAL+ channels.  The two companies will launch multiple channels in the second half of 2013 via the PLANETE+ factual group on the leading CanalSat platform with exclusive access to A+E Networks’ catalogue of top-rated factual entertainment programming.  In addition, A+E Networks will continue to distribute its content more widely through the D8 and D17 channels.  Finally, A+E Networks and CANAL+ will also develop digital opportunities in France.

A+E Networks operates leading global pay-TV brands, and we are very pleased to form this partnership with CANAL+, the preeminent media group in France,” stated Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director, EMEA, A+E Networks.  “We have enjoyed a successful content relationship across D8 and the PLANETE+ channels, and we believe this new partnership will create significant growth opportunities for both companies.”

Olivier Stroh, the CANAL+ Director of Factual Theme-Based Channels said: “I am delighted to announce this partnership with A+E Networks. This agreement will enable us to significantly enhance our offer of programs and promote one of the best international factual and entertainment brands to our subscribers. This is a natural alliance between two companies that have been dedicated to ambitious publishing of content for many years”.

Robert Pfeiffer, Managing Director - Media Team at Bryan, Garnier & Co, added: “we are delighted for our client A+E Networks to have realized a successful entry into the French market, joining forces with a formidable partner”.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Pfeiffer, Managing Director – Media Team / +44 207 332 2539 / rpfeiffer@bryangarnier.com


About A+E Networks® (www.aenetworks.com)

 

A+E Networks is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the following networks and divisions: A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, LRW™, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International™, A+E Networks Digital™ and A+E Networks Consumer Products™.  A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 425 million households in over 150 countries.  Worldwide, A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

 

About CANAL+ Group (www.canalplus.fr)

 

CANAL+ Group is the leading broadcasting company in France. It is at the forefront in provision of premium-content and themed networks, as well as in bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings. Taking into account its international activities in Africa, Poland and Vietnam, the group has a total subscriber base of 14.3 million. CANAL+ Group is a benchmark player in free-to-air television broadcasting, too, with its three national channels and advertising sales division. Through its subsidiary STUDIOCANAL, CANAL+ Group is also a European leader in motion picture production and distribution.

 

About Bryan, Garnier & Co (www.bryangarnier.com)

 

Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent investment bank specializing in European TMT, Healthcare and Renewable Energies growth companies. Bryan, Garnier & Co is positioned in three activities: Equity Research & Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.

With more than 150 professionals based in London, Paris, New York, Geneva and New Delhi, Bryan, Garnier & Co combines the range of services and the expertise of top-tier investment banks with the level of attention to clients of a boutique.

Through its corporate finance practice, Bryan, Garnier & Co has become a leader in advising European growth companies on strategic finance transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, equity capital market, LBOs and private placement over the last three years.

Bryan, Garnier & Co is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom, and is member of London Stock Exchange and Euronext, Alternext Listing Sponsor, and is active on all European capital markets.

 

 

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