Turner and Canal+ Group to launch Warner TV channel

Turner and Canal+ Group will be strengthening their partnership with the launch of Warner TV, a new channel offered exclusively to CANAL+ subscribers on all platforms from November 9th 2017.

With this new channel in France, Turner is introducing a new brand to Europe already present in Asia and Latin America. The launch highlights the successful collaboration between Turner and Warner Bros., both of which are subsidiaries of the Time Warner group.

The channel will focus on premium TV, including drama, action, comedy and horror programming. 

Warner TV will run the original productions that Turner produces for its TNT, TBS and TruTV channels for the whole world. Each year, Turner invests close to 1 billion dollars in original content.

With this launch, the Turner and Canal+ groups are boosting their partnership. Indeed, Warner TV will be the 2nd channel from the Turner group to be included in Canal+ packs in less than 2 years after the recent arrival of Toonami. This new channel will further boost Turner’s portfolio in France, a portfolio that is already rich with the cinema, news and youth offerings from TCM Cinéma, CNN International, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami.

“We are delighted to be the first operator in Europe to offer subscribers the Warner TV channel on a fully exclusive basis in the French market thereby boosting our offering in terms of series channels and our partnership with the Turner group,” said Jean-Marc Juramie, senior vice president, content, Canal+ Group.

“Launching Warner TV in France is an exciting expansion of our general entertainment footprint in Europe,” added Giorgio Stock President Turner EMEA. “With a suite of general entertainment channels across the region, as well as a healthy syndication business around our general entertainment content pipeline, I’m really pleased to see us continue to expand this part of our business, alongside our kids and news portfolios.”

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