“Obviously, we have become a platform, but first and foremost we are media and as media we will continue to mark the uniqueness of the Channel with the rest of the environment, whether it is free or paid,” stated Maxime Saada, chairman of the organization. Canal+ Board of Directors at the launch of the channel’s back-to-school press conference. “The main innovation”: Canal’s return to “the history of important broadcasts, but in encrypted events to mark the schedule throughout the year,” the executive added. Among them is a 26-minute entertainment series by comedian Jérôme Commandeur, which offers parodies of the shows, trailers and “many guests”. An adaptation of Les Loups garous de Thiercelieux, presented by Fary and Panayotis Pascot, is also underway. And “At the Microphone”, a reality series about the search for a new voice in football from Canal+ and beyond the journalistic environment.
Next season will see the return of Antoine de Caunes, a historical personality of Canal+ since its launch in 1984, at the helm of the weekly cinema program broadcast on Fridays at 8pm. Jamel Debbouze will return to the comedy recorded in public. Canal+, the main financier of French cinema, also announces a number of stars of the 7th art in ten new series, including Xavier Giannoli (Lost Illusions) and the premiere of actor Vincent Lindon’s D’argent et de. sang”, and taken from the work of investigative journalist Fabrice Arfi. Anne Landois, creator of “Engrenages”, will launch the legal series “66-5” at the Court of Bobigny, while the authors of “Baron Noir” together with Nina Meurisse, Ana Girardot and Benjamin will launch “La Fièvre” in the world of football. Biolay. The more international Mister Spade series will resurrect detective Sam Spade in the guise of Clive Owen. Finally, in the Pamela Rose series, fans will find Inspector Bullit and Riper, comic duo Kad Mérad and Olivier Baroux. On the sports front, Canal+, which has doubled its documentary offering in two years to more than 1,000 hours of new programming, will dedicate a documentary to basketball phenom Victor Wembanyama, with the channel’s teams following for a year.
Sébastien Thoen, the return of…
And then… Two and a half years after his dismissal, comedian and presenter Sébastien Thoen will return to Canal+ in a travel show. “We are happy to see you again,” Canal+ program director Gérald-Brice Viret said at the channel’s press conference in front of Sébastien Thoen, disguised as a “Journalist from the Gazette de Montluçon”, who did the show. “And tonight’s a party, it’s the spirit of the canal,” replied the man who will host L’Agence Tourisme with Baptiste Lecaplain at the start of the academic year, which promises to be “a docu-fiction journey around the world”. Europe”. Sébastien Thoen, who meanwhile went to Grosses têtes on RTL, was fired from Canal+ in November 2020 after taking part in a sketch parodying Pascal Praud’s show L’heure des pros on CNews. group – a subsidiary of Vivendi controlled by businessman Vincent Bolloré. The sacking of the man, who was then a columnist for Canal Sports Club and a presenter for Journal du hard, caused an uproar at the channel. Sports presenter Stéphane Guy was also fired after after expressing his support for him on air. Other staff had signed a petition to support him. Sébastien Thoen started at Canal+ in 1990-2000 for Karl Zéro’s Le vérité journal and Le journal des bonne nouvelles, before that from 2006 to 2009 co-presented the parody show Action discreet and participated in various programs including Le Grand Journal.
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