CANAL+ OVERSEAS developed technical know-how to broadcast the Group’s offers via satellite.
Every channel is multiplexed and compressed before being sent to the satellites covering each area.
Satellite carriage might be quite complex to convey programs to specific zone such as in the Pacific where a Double Hop satellite is required.
The current technical transmission device is made of seven satellites, each with over 22 transponders and allows simultaneous broadcasting on Ku-band (which means: with small diameter receiver dish) of more than 300 channels all over the world.
CANAL+ OVERSEAS transact satellite rental with several operators to ensure the broadcasting of its offers to the different geographic zones.
CANAL+ OVERSEAS ensures the channels and the security (encryption) carriage, it also provides and carries the technical equipment (receiver dish, digital terminal, prepaid card...) and takes care of the logistics.
The CANAL+ channels intended for overseas and Africa are edited near Paris in Saint Cloud. The control room has been fully re-fitted for broadcasting in High Definition and has unique and specific technologies.
Programme schedules are prepared and adapted according to the time zones in each area for convenient consumption in local time and compliant with the rules of the CSA while reserving the need for sporting events and information to be live.
These channels, like their HD versions, are then sent by fibre optic cables to the Digital Broadcasting Centre in Boulogne (Paris).
The CANALSAT channels destined for overseas and Africa are broadcast live, at D+1 or delayed for a few hours according to their theme and the time delay for each zone from the Digital Broadcasting Centre. Special equipment such as delay servers are dedicated to the CANAL+ OVERSEAS packages.
EXAMPLE OF THE ROUTING OF THE SIGNAL IN NEW CALEDONIA: DOUBLE HOP SATELLITE