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CStar vector.svg
Launched7 October 2012; 7 years ago (2012-10-07) (as D17)
5 September 2016; 3 years ago (2016-09-05) (as CStar)
Owned byCanal+ Group
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share1.1% (March 2017 (2017-03), Médiamétrie)
SloganLa chaîne musicale et entertainment
Country France
Broadcast area France
Formerly calledD17
Replacedi-MCM (2002–2005)
Europe 2 TV (2005–2007)
Virgin 17 (2008–2010)
Direct Star (2010–2012)
TNTChannel 17
CanalsatChannel 93
NumericableChannel 40
CanalsatChannel 93 (SD/HD)
All IPTV operatorsChannel 17

CStar (pronounced [ce star]) is a private national French TV channel, owned by Canal+ Group.


CStar launched on 5 September 2016 as D17, the channel replaced Direct Star, owned by Bolloré Group.

D17 was rebranded CStar on 5 September 2016.[1]


Canal Star's programming has a musical format. The channel also airs documentaries, concerts, series, dramas, movies and Japanese anime.

Music Shows[edit]

  • + 2 Music: short program. Presents an artist of the moment.
  • Les Lives: concerts.
  • Les Cérémonies: American music ceremonies like American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Brit Awards.
  • Nouvelle Star: Pop Idol adaption. Rebroadcasts from D8
  • Nuit Electro A selection of electro music.
  • Nuit Gold: A selection of clips of hits of the 1980s.
  • Nuit Hip-Hop: A selection of hip-hop clips.
  • Nuit Indé: A selection of indie music.
  • Nuit Live A selection of music from around the world.
  • Nuit Rap: A selection of raps.
  • Nuit Rock: A selection of British, American, and French rock clips
  • Star Story: Presented by Ayden. Documentary of the story of an artist or something related to music.
  • Talent Tendance: short programme. Presents an artist at the moment.
  • Top 80: playlist. Selection of clips from the 1980s.
  • Top 90: playlist. Selection of clips from the 1990s.
  • Top 2000: playlist. Selection of clips from the 2000s.
  • Top Clip: playlist. Random clip broadcasting, usually from the 2000s & 2010's.
  • Top Club: club music clip classification.
  • Top D17: clip classification depending only from the editorial board.
  • Top France: French-speaking and/or French singer clip classification.
  • Top Hip-Hop: hip-hop music clip classification
  • Top Rock: rock music clip classification.
  • Virgin Radio Fans : live music show, presented by Cyril Hanouna and Énora Malagré.


  • À chacun son histoire… : replay of show of Karine Ferri, previously broadcast on Direct 8.
  • Amazing Race: A race around the world, rebroadcasts of episodes from D8.
  • Kaïra Shopping': Web-series created by Franck Gastambide. With Abdelkrim, and Medi Moustène Sadoun.
  • Les pires moments : presented by Johann Lefèbvre and Gérard Baste
  • Le Zap
  • Le Zap Choc
  • Show le Matin!
  • Pawn Stars
  • R.I.P. (Recherches Investigations Paranormal)
  • Storage Wars
  • The First 48

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pourquoi D8 et D17 changent de nom". Télérama.fr (in French). 18 August 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2018.

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