About THEMA, a Canal+ Company
hours of content
TV channels portfolio
TV channels edited by THEMA
agencies in Europe
CEO CANADA & SVP Marketing
SVP Multicultural Distribution & Digital
ASIA PACIFIC Managing Director
RUSSIA-CIS Managing Director
NORTHERN EUROPE Managing Director
Launch of "MAGHREB TV+", a new bouquet of Arabic TV channels in Spain.
Launch of two new YouTube TV channels.
Launch of tailor-made FAST TV channels in USA/CANADA/EUROPE such as Vive Kanal D Drama.
Launch of the "My Bouquet Africain" OTT offer in Europe with 13 African TV channels + VOD service.
Launch of Nollywood Passion, the ROK Studio's Youtube channel.
Creation and launch of the Asian Mix Pack on British Telecom, an Indian bouquet comprising channels and VOD programs from Indian flagship content providers (Star, Sony, Zee and Indiacast).
Acquisition of ZACU, the #1 production company in Rwanda.
Launch of 4 additional channels in Ethiopia and ZACU TV, the 1st channel dedicated to Rwandese fiction, 100% in Kinyarwanda.
Integration of IBSBM company into the CANAL+ Group: THEMA NORTHERN EUROPE.
Launch of Nathan+, the 1st educational channel, Maboke TV and 10 channels for CANAL+ Ethiopia platform.
Launch of "Maghreb Replay" the On-Demand offer of "Le Bouquet Maghreb".
Creation and launch of "Le Bouquet Türk" package and its On-Demand offer "Bosphore Replay".
Development of ethnic packages such as "Le Bouquet Maghreb".
Launch of +D'AFRIQUE SVOD offer.
Creation and launch of Cuisines and Sunu Yeuf TV channels.
Acquisition of Rok Studio, the #1 Nollywood production company in Nigeria.
Creation of KANAL D Drama TV channel.
Creation and launch of Nollywood EPIC.
Acquisition of a majority stake in IBSBM by THEMA.
Acquisition of TerraTerra - Canada: THEMA CANADA.
Acquisition of Alterna'TV - USA: THEMA AMERICA.
Full acquisition of THEMA by CANAL+ OVERSEAS
Launch of Novelas TV.
Acquisition of Gospel Music TV.
Majority participation acquirement by Canal+OVERSEAS in THEMA's capital.
Creation of THEMA Advertising (Advertising Sales Division, now renamed CANAL+ ADVERTISING).
Creation and launch of the fully owned television channel, Nollywood TV.
Opening of the Asian Pacific branch in Singapore: THEMA ASIA-PACIFIC.
Opening of the Russian branch in Moscow: THEMA RUS.
Development of multicultural television packages, such as « Le Bouquet Africain » (The African Bouquet).
Creation of the company by François THIELLET specialising in distribution of thematic TV channels on pay TV platforms.
Create tailor-made multilingual channels, by drawing on our reservoir of regional knowledge and refining our content expertise. We create channels tailored to the unique tastes and preferences of distinct market segments. This ensures a more personalised viewing experience, whatever the language or region.
Television is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Our offerings cover six essential genres - from the adrenaline of sports to the rhythms of music and the inspirations of art. We understand that each viewer has distinct preferences, and we ensure that our themed channels resonate with each of them.
Thema stands out with its ability to curate content that speaks to the heart of diaspora and expat audiences. Beyond just content aggregation, we craft packages that resonate with memories, cultures, and experiences. This includes premium TV channels and SVOD packages, providing a touch of home, no matter where one might be.
Our FAST and YouTube channels are available in multiple languages, and are complemented by bespoke apps designed for today’s digital audience. In addition, our YouTube platforms and innovative mobile apps extend our reach, ensuring that entertainment is accessible, always and everywhere.
Recognising the growing popularity of on-demand content, we have invested in building up extensive content catalogues. These collections are designed to meet the needs of both video-ondemand platforms and TV channels, and cover everything from lifestyle to drama. We ensure that every mood, moment and preference has its place.
Our various media campaigns are undepinned by comprehensive market analysis, compettive studies and in-depth research. Whether it’s an advertising campaign or a subscriber competition, our efforts are always focused on improving the viewer experience.