November 14, 1992
|Former names||Canal Satellite|
Canalsat SA is a French subscription satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT service provider It is owned by Vivendi (owner of CanalSat) with a 100% share.
On 27 April 1996, CanalSatellite launched as a digital satellite platform, which was the first in Europe.
An inside account of the rise of Canal+ and establishment of CanalSatellite as a major satellite TV provider in Europe is given in the book High Above, which tells the story of the foundation and development of the leading European satellite operator, SES Astra.