|Founded||14 November 1992André Rousseletby|
|Slogan||Une nouvelle télé, la vôtre|
(A new TV, yours.)
|Canal Satellite, Canalsat, Canal|
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.
On 15 November 2016, CANALSAT was rebranded as Canal.
On 1 August 2019, CANAL was renamed CANAL+ to bring it in line with the channel of the same name.