Internal restructuring
île de France; Hauts-de-Seine;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2019
Foreseen end date


The management of the pay-TV channel Canal + has announced to the employee representatives an internal reorganisation, resulting in a voluntary departure plan affecting 500 positions out of a total workforce of about 2800 employees. This plan is particularly aimed at the publishing division, which is dedicated to programme production, but all entities - distribution, studios, administration - are concerned. The pay-TV group, which competes in particular with Netflix and Amazon Prime, has not succeeded in stopping the erosion of its sales. In the first quarter, its revenue in France fell by a further 5% to €761 million. The networks subscribers declined by the same amount to 4.6 million households; a decrease of 217,000 subscribers in one year. A previous restructuring  announcement took place in 2017 (153 job cuts).



Eurofound (2019), Canal +, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 98091, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98091.