Canal+ Launches Premium HD Channel | Dedicated to TV Series

A top purveyor of original drama and high-profile imports, paybox Canal+ is launching a premium HD channel dedicated to series to drive up subscriptions — Paris

Canal Plus Series, set to bow Sept. 21, will boast 20 to 30 new series per year, kicking off with :

  • NBC’s Hannibal
    “The series explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.”Hannibal
  • Channel 4′s Utopia
    “The series is about Utopia who will follow a group of people who find themselves in possession of a manuscript of a cult graphic novel. The tome is rumored to have predicted the worst disasters of the last century and the group soon find themselves targeted by a shadowy organisation known only as The Network.”utopia
  • FX’s The Americans
    “The series centers on Russian deep-cover spies operating in the United States in the 1980s.”The Americans
  • Netflix’s Lilyhammer
    “The series is about a New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.”Lilyhammer

Canal Plus Series will also feature U.S. series 48 hours to seven days after their U.S. broadcast, starting with the third seasons of two ABC skeins:

  • Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal
    The series is about “a White House Communications Director leaves to start her own crisis management firm only to discover she hasn’t left the past behind.” Scandal   IMDb
  • Mike Kelley’s Revenge
    The series is about “a young woman who returns to the Hamptons to exact revenge on the people who destroyed her life.”Revenge

And every weekend, the net will air marathon programming of such popular series as

  • Showtime’s Homeland
    The series is about an intelligence officer suspects a Marine of being turned into a threat against the United States.Homeland   IMDb

and original Canal Plus skeins, ReboundMafiosa and Working Girls.

  Most series that will air on prime-time and second part of evenings will be new and exclusive and won’t necessarily be slated on Canal Plus’ flagship channel afterward, said Maxime Saada, Canal Plus marketing director. “Our goal is to double up the volume of shows we currently air.”


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