Florence Foresti and Xavier Dolan’s first series, “Top Gun: Maverick”… Canal+ unveiled its program for the 2022-2023 season on Wednesday, also betting on F1 and the Champions League, which it will broadcast respectively until 2029 and 2027.
In the absence of new sports competitions to promote, “we have secured a certain number of rights for a very long period”, welcomed the chairman of the executive board, Maxime Saada, during a press conference inaugurating the new Group headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Enough to guarantee the “serenity” of the encrypted channel to the 9.6 million subscribers in France, a year after being robbed of the rights to Ligue 1 by Amazon and the day after the launch of new channels, Canal+ Foot and Canal + 360. “We are the first national channel when we broadcast a Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday”, noted to AFP Gérald-Brice Viret, director general of antennas and programs. “Even rugby today exceeds Ligue 1 in number of subscribers,” he added. On the series side, the Vivendi subsidiary will offer a dozen original creations, including “Désordres”, by and with Florence Foresti, and the biopic “Marie-Antoinette”, in October. Added to this is the first series by Canadian filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan, “The night where Laurier Gaudreault woke up”, adapted from a Quebec play, as well as a western, “Django”, worn by Matthias Schoenaerts and Noomi Raptor. Comedian Bertrand Usclat, who announced this summer the end of his parody pastille “Broute”, will return in 2023 with the same brand but in a longer format.
An agreement with Universal and Sony studios
Also on the program, a special evening for the 30th anniversary of “Groland”, the daily appearance of “Clique”, the program of Mouloud Achour, a documentary on the singer Dadju or the program “Le genre ideal”, animated by Antoine de Caunes and dedicated to the seventh art. The director duo Éric Tolédano and Olivier Nakache will present a new documentary series, “The joyful epic”, a look at the journey of men and women with autism spectrum disorders or with disabilities. Foreign series will also be present in force with in particular “Trigger Point”, “Rogue Heroes” the second seasons of “Your Honor” and “Yellow Jackets” as well as “This England”. As for the group’s original creations, there is also room for “Marie Antoinette”, “Paris Police 1905”, “BRI” and “66 points 5”. The channel was also delighted with the new media chronology, which allows it to broadcast films six months after their theatrical release, like “Top Gun Maverick”, or “Jurassic World”. She is also counting on the new partnerships signed with Universal and Sony studios for “comparable amounts” to what TF1, a “free channel”, assured Maxime Saada to justify the ongoing conflict with the private channel.