Commercial Services

Canis Television & Media is one of the leading companies in channel planning, development, sourcing and acquiring EPG positions including launching channels onto a variety of platforms including Sky in the UK and around the world.

Our team specialises in:

Channel Distribution Strategy: One of the key factors to the on-going longevity and success of your channel is a carefully chosen and planned distribution strategy. Canis Television & Media can provide advice on the multiple platforms available in the UK and beyond. We give advice to channels and content owners on airtime sub-leasing and channel distribution strategies on Sky, Satellite, Freesat (UK DTH), Freeview (DTT), Virgin (Cable).

Business Planning: From your pre-launch business planning stage through to expanding your audience reach, we can work with you to help choose and source suitable platforms. Similarly we can advise you on the cost benefits and implications of your SD / HD strategy. We can help with analysing the pros and cons of being free-to-air or subscription. If you have a proposition which a platform might consider as a “retail” opportunity, then we can give advice.

Channel Licensing: Canis Television & Media will help our clients acquire the correct broadcast licence. Specifically Canis Television & Media can assist with licence applications, transfer requests, licence variations, channel name changes, right through to application checking and due diligence.

Channel Launches: Canis Television & Media has launched a host of TV channels for both the UK and international distribution. We have also helped to manage a wide range of television channels in the UK, Africa, Spain and we currently have a presence in the Americas.

Business model evaluation: The team analyses business plans and financial forecasts to ensure sound and robust commercial strategies. From fund raising to early stage television digital business models, we advise on all aspects of the financial process.

Platform Distribution: As one of the UK’s leading EPG brokers on the Sky platform, we source and secure channel positions, manage negotiations and assist with the whole process including legal documentation and notifications. We oversee transfers of existing broadcast contracts, assist with distribution on Freesat, Freeview, BT Vision, Virgin and cable. Our team also manages European and emerging markets as well as working across Asia, Middle East and Africa.

New Channel: We can review your business model and compare costs from third party suppliers. We offer genuinely independent and impartial advice to investors, media owners and entrepreneurs. We will also be totally candid in our assessment of a channel idea or business plan. If we believe that the business model could be improved, we will say so and help find other avenues.

Asset Appraisal: Many people still don’t realise an EPG position can be a valuable asset with a variable re-sale value that is affected by genre, page position, neighbouring channels, purchase demand and market conditions. We have helped businesses, their shareholders and administrators value their channel assets. Our team has years of experience in channel management, business launches, disaster recovery, business planning, licensing, regulation, compliance and media sales.