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French TV CANAL+ Partners with Ethiopian Film Producers

ADDIS ABEBA – CANAL+, France—based media company and pay-TV operator, has announced on Thursday the signing of a partnership agreement with Ethiopia’s Nolawi Film Production.

The Nolawi Film Production brings together the most renowned producers and offers an exceptional and prestigious catalog of exclusive and great classics Ethiopian films in Amharic, said the Canal + in a statement sent to The Monitor.

This agreement comes a few months after CANAL+ group announced the upcoming distribution of its television packages in Ethiopia.

Through this agreement, CANAL+ said it aims to offer the biggest Ethiopian blockbusters to its future subscribers, one month only after their theatrical release, as well as cult movies from the Ethiopian film heritage.

CANAL+ Group, which owned by worldwide integrated content, media and communication group Vivendi, is an important international TV player, and major partner of the international film industry.

It is developing an ambitious film production policy, notably through its subsidiary Studio canal (the European leading film producer) or more recently in Africa through the acquisition of ROK studios (one of the largest Nigerian film producers).

The agreement with Addis Ababa-based Nolawi Film Production is part of a CANAL+’s ambition to promote Ethiopian cinema inside and outside the country, according to the Pay-TV operator.

CANAL+ Group totals more than 20 million subscribers worldwide.

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