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|Launched||1 November 2003|
|Owned by||Canal+ SA|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV), 1080i (HDTV)|
|Slogan||"La découverte de tous les cinémas"|
Canal+ Cinema is a French TV channel devoted to movie programming and belongs to the to the Les Chaines Canal+" channels of Canal +.
Originally, the channel launched on 27 April 1996 as "Canal+ Jaune" on satellite and cable. Its programmes consisted of a multicast of Canal+ films.
As part of the creation of the Canal+ "Bouquet", the channel changed its name on 1November 2003 to Canal+ Cinéma. The application was approved and the CSA assigned a frequency on the multiplex R3 DTT from where it begins to be issued as early as November 21, 2005.
Since 12 October 2010, the channel had begun broadcasting a high definition (HD) version of the channel.