Canal+ unveiled plans to expands its operations in Czech Republic and Slovakia, launching its CANAL+ Action via satellite and Internet TV on the Skylink and freeSAT platforms today, 28th February. The addition will secure access to action movies and series for local viewers. ‘’We're thrilled to collaborate with all of our partners and Ladislav Řeháček to introduce CANAL+ Action to new markets. Our mutual goal is to continuously improve the value we provide to our partners and customers while delivering top-notch entertainment across the board,’’ adds Berk Uziyel, CEO of SPI international, which is now part of the CANAL+ Group and in charge of B2B distribution of CANAL+ products within the territory.
The launch will grant T-Mobile, Slovak Telekom and DIGI Slovakia subscribers access to the channel, effective 1st March. CANAL+ Action will offer selected exclusive titles and Czech and Slovak premieres, such as the popular action comedy "Everything Everywhere All at Once," which is nominated for an Oscar in 11 categories. "Following our successful entry into sports broadcasting last year in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, we plan to expand into films and series this year, starting with the action genre. With the launch of CANAL+ Action, we aim to offer viewers high-quality action programming, with minimal advertising interruptions within a single program,’’ commented Ladislav Řeháček, VP CANAL+ Luxembourg for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In addition to premiere titles, CANAL+ Action will also present popular action titles such as "The Expendables 2: Back for War" and "Escape Plan" with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other action legends. During the first month of broadcasting, viewers will be able to watch "The Revenant," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the Canadian series "Plan B," which explores the implications of time travel and altering the course of events."We are pleased that, following the successful cooperation with CANAL+ Sport, the new CANAL+ Action channel will become part of our program catalog and our subscribers can enjoy the high-quality offer of action movies and series," commented Michal Mažár, Marketing and Sales Director of DIGI Slovakia.
CANAL+ Luxembourg will distribute the channel through its own satellite and internet TV platform Skylink, and through the Deutsche Telekom Group companies: T-Mobile Czech Republic, DIGI Slovakia and Slovak Telekom. "After the summer launch of CANAL+ Sport, this is another premium content that we are presenting to our viewers. At the same time, I am very pleased that we have managed to negotiate a special offer with the international CANAL+ Group and we can therefore introduce the new channel to all T-Mobile TV customers, regardless of tariff, for a minimum of one month. After that, it will be included in the offer of M and higher tariffs," Zdeněk Spurný, TV and Entertainment Manager at T-Mobile, said.
We're thrilled to collaborate with all of our partners and Ladislav Řeháček to introduce CANAL+ Action to new markets. Our mutual goal is to continuously improve the value we provide to our partners and customers while delivering top-notch entertainment across the board.” Berk Uziyel CEO of SPI international,