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Published on May 14th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


Canal Plus to rent Apple TV 4Ks in France

Pay-TV provider Canal Plus Group SA will now offer the Apple TV 4K as a set-top box option for its subscribers in France beginning May 17th, the company announced Monday. 

With the device, customers will be able to access live and on-demand content. Distributed directly by Canal Plus, customers will rent the box at the same price of a regular Canal+ set-top cable box for €6 per month (US$7).

myCanal will be automatically installed on Apple TV 4K for Canal customers and will provide access to all the contents of their offer, live and on demand, including more than 10,000 movies, series, sports and documentary highlights

The set-top box for streaming will incorporate Siri for vocal searches of content on Canal Plus.

“We are proud to offer Apple TV 4K and our unique selection of programs to our millions subscribers in France,” said Frank Cadoret, deputy general manager of Canal Plus Group, in a prepared statement. “Apple TV is the perfect showcase for our premium content exclusives, in particular cinema, sport and our original creations.”

The myCanal application, which has more than 13 million mobile downloads and 1 million daily users, is the number one media application in France on all platforms, the company said. Canal Plus has over five million subscribers in mainland France. 

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