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Apple TV+ will be made available to every Canal+ subscriber in France at no extra cost from April 20, Apple has announced.

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The move means millions of Canal+ customers will soon be able to access TV+ content directly on their existing set-top box – no separate app or subscription necessary.
"I've long admired Canal+ and their commitment to high-quality programming, so we couldn't be more excited to work with them to bring the award-winning films and series of Apple TV+ into even more homes across France," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Services. "This is an incredible offering for Canal+ customers. And through shows like Liaison and Drops of God, we remain committed to the country's creative industries and shining a spotlight on many of its best writers, directors, actors, and artists."
"For the first time in its history, the CANAL+ Group has chosen to offer access to content from a partner platform to all of its subscribers in France," said Maxime Saada, chairman and CEO of CANAL+ Group. "With this historic partnership, we are consolidating both our business as an aggregator, through carrying Apple TV+, and our business as a publisher, with the broadcasting of select Apple Original series on our CANAL+ channel, to the delight of our subscribers."

This is the second time Apple has joined forces with Canal+ to increase its presence in French homes. In May 2018, Apple partnered with the premium TV company to allow subscribers in France to opt to receive an Apple TV 4K on a rental basis in lieu of a traditional cable box.

Article Link: Canal+ Subscribers in France to Get Full Access to Apple TV+ From April 20
 

slkjflla

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Not sure my Apple One sub stacks up now if it's going to be added to Canal + sub - although it has to be asked which Canal + subs we're talking about
 

Marbles1

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I wonder how many folks are actually paying for a stand-alone Apple TV+ subscription? As in, not part of Apple One, not part of a free trial, not part of the Apple Music student bundle with free Apple TV, not part of an offer from a mobile phone network.

Do we have any figures for the revenue Apple TV+ generates?

Always seems like a prestige thing rather than a profit thing: that apple wants to be seen to be in TV because prestige TV has been a big thing for the past few years.

Just think what Apple could have done if they had ploughed the same money into their own high end gaming studio.
 

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So....I'm not seeing an expiration date here. I can understand a temporary promo, but is this a good precedent? I see it as..."Ok, so if you won't buy it, we'll just give it to you." I get that that is oversimplified, but its the first impression I got. Without an expiration period anyway.
 
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Good move from Canal + , I am a subscriber so why not , even if that won’t change anything for me since I already have Apple TV+ with Apple One
Will be good for those who subscribe for TV+ only and Canal + but I’m not sure that means a lot of people here…
 

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I wonder how many folks are actually paying for a stand-alone Apple TV+ subscription? As in, not part of Apple One, not part of a free trial, not part of the Apple Music student bundle with free Apple TV, not part of an offer from a mobile phone network.

Do we have any figures for the revenue Apple TV+ generates?

Always seems like a prestige thing rather than a profit thing: that apple wants to be seen to be in TV because prestige TV has been a big thing for the past few years.

Just think what Apple could have done if they had ploughed the same money into their own high end gaming studio.
This is anecdotal, but I’ve only paid for maybe 2 months of Apple TV+, mostly by accident (accidental renewals from trials are likely a major source of revenue for the service). I’ve largely been coasting off the free-with-device offers, the free trial offers from Best Buy and others, free with Apple Music Student, etc. It seems a bit silly to pay for it on a consistent basis!

It’s all about prestige and Tim being able to say he’s a power broker in Hollywood. AKA ego.
 

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So....I'm not seeing an expiration date here. I can understand a temporary promo, but is this a good precedent? I see it as..."Ok, so if you won't buy it, we'll just give it to you." I get that that is oversimplified, but it’s the first impression I got. Without an expiration period anyway.
Deals like these are always contractually time-bound. There is a rule against perpetuity clauses.

Also, fledgling services are frequently offered for free as bundles with other services. HBO Max was given to AT&T subscribers, Netflix was given to T-Mobile subscribers, etc. They care less about avoiding some kind of informal precedent — which can always be changed with the next contract and is not binding — than they do about boosting subscriber numbers. One pays the bills and other doesn’t.

If and when Apple TV+ becomes a serious and well-rounded competitor to Netflix and Disney+, the price will go up and it will no longer be offered for free with Canal+. And Apple will keep some of those Canal+ subscribers who decide to pay for a full TV+ subscription, while Canal+ will lose some who no longer like the value proposition.
 
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Umacga

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Deals like these are always contractually time-bound. There is a rule against perpetuity clauses.
Are you talking about the Rule against Perpetuities? That principle has nothing to do with contractual clauses like this.
 

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This is anecdotal, but I’ve only paid for maybe 2 months of Apple TV+, mostly by accident (accidental renewals from trials are likely a major source of revenue for the service). I’ve largely been coasting off the free-with-device offers, the free trial offers from Best Buy and others, free with Apple Music Student, etc. It seems a bit silly to pay for it on a consistent basis!

It’s all about prestige and Tim being able to say he’s a power broker in Hollywood. AKA ego.
Same here. I also asked for a refund every time I forgot to cancel. In the past, if you canceled the trial, it happened instantly, so you had to wait and not forget to cancel up until the last day. Now it's more convenient to just cancel the trial as soon as you've 'subscribed'.
 
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