Jacques Du Puy

CEO, CANAL+ International

Jacques du Puy joined CANAL+ Group in November 2012 and became CEO of CANAL+ International in January 2013. He was appointed a member of the management board of CANAL+ Group in 2016. Jacques du Puy started his career in the early 1980s with Rhône Poulenc Agro, where he held various high-level positions, mostly international, notably as CEO of India and then of Japan. In 2000, following the merger between Rhône-Poulenc and Hoechst, he was appointed CEO for Japan and Korea of Aventis CropScience. After the acquisition of Aventis CropScience by Bayer in 2002, he became Member of the Global Executive Committee of Bayer CropScience and CEO of Europe, Africa and Middle East. In 2011 he joined the Veterinary Pharmaceutical Laboratory Vetoquinol as COO.

CANAL+ Group develops its pay television activities internationally via its subsidiary CANAL+ International, which had 16.6 million subscribers at the end of 2023 in more than 50 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. In addition, it produces more than 100 channels specifically for the international market.  The Group is accelerating its development in Asia via strategic distribution partnerships. In June 2023, CANAL+ and PCCW cemented a strategic partnership to develop Viu, the leading streaming service in Asia and the Middle East. In June 2024, CANAL+ Group increased its stake in Viu to 36.8%. Canal+ is present in Vietnam with K+, a pay-TV provider of local and international channels, co-owned with Vietnamese public television. This package in particular contains five premium K+ channels edited by the Group (sport, cinema, series, entertainment, children).  Since 2018, CANAL+ has also been operating in Myanmar, in partnership with the Forever group, a major television player in the country.