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Type Société anonyme
Country France
Availability Satellite Television
Founded November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)
by André Rousselet
Slogan Regardons mieux (Let's look better)
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux
Broadcast area
Owner Canal+ Group
Parent Vivendi
Former names
Canal Satellite
Affiliates Canalsat Horizons
Official website

Canalsat is a French subscription satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT service provider It is owned by Vivendi (owner of CanalSat) with a 100% share.


In 1992, Canalsat was founded, as CanalSatellite, and the shareholders were Canal+ Group (66%) and Lagardere Active (34%), a subsidiary of Lagardère.

On 27 April 1996, CanalSatellite launched as a digital satellite platform, which was the first in Europe.

An inside account of the rise of Canal+ and establishment of CanalSatellite as a major satellite TV provider in Europe is given in the book High Above, which tells the story of the foundation and development of the leading European satellite operator, SES Astra.

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