CANAL+ “on demand” Programs in Partnership with Hoist Group in France

Hoist Group in France and Canal+ Group are launching an on demand TV programs package for both healthcare and hotel markets. It will provide the clients and patients who subscribe with the best of Canal+ programs under the brand CANAL+ A LA DEMANDE.

This offering, accessible to CanalPro and Hoist Group customers in France, is a first in Europe. No other provider can offer such a rich content without using the internet bandwidth of the businesses concerned.

This innovative solution is the result of joint work between the R&D teams of Canal+, Hoist Group and Anevia, the leaders in software infrastructure creation for broadcasting live and “on demand” TV. Through this new offer, customers will be able to enjoy 15 hours of new content per week, in French and in the original language. This content includes:

– Series: at the same time as the US (in HD)
– Programs: the latest documentaries
– Films: the biggest blockbusters (in HD)

Customer experience: Customers have access to Canal+ on demand service and contents directly from their TVs. Contents are immediately available, thanks to a “push” and registering system installed on a computer server in the establishment.

Cutting-edge technology: the solution, tailor-made for the hotels and hospitals customers, will allow hotels and healthcare providers to offer premium entertainment in their rooms. Built on the Hoist Group interactive TV solution, no added investment is necessary for the establishment. Thanks to a result of more than 10 years of research and development, the access to the content needed is quick and intuitive; the customer experience is similar to the one he has “at home”.

Antoine Trannoy, the managing director of Hoist Group France said: “We are proud of this close collaboration with Canal+ Group, initiated more than two years ago now. The closeness of our companies, both in terms of visions and geography allowed us to build this innovative and value added offer for our hotels customers and healthcare establishment managers. In addition, the Hoist Group selling teams, by proposing Canal+ live and “on demand” to its clients and prospects, is now up to sell the most complete market offers, from the infrastructures to the premium content.”

About Hoist Group
Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels, health care institutions and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, Conference services, TV & Content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels and public hospitals have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. Based in Sweden, the company has offices in a total of 17 countries in the EMEA region.

About CanalPro
CANAL PRO is the commercial offer of Canal+ Group intended to the professional markets, collectivity and public areas. Because each professional has its customers and its specific needs, Canal+ Group has built CanalPro offers adapted to each activity (hotels, camping, tourism residences, hospitals, retirement homes, stadiums …) CanalPro adapts to every broadcast system already installed.