“Dubbed CanalOlympia” and being part of a network of cinemas that the Bolloré group plans to use as a foothold in the continent, it will be inaugurated in Yaounde.
The French multinational Vivendi will open its first theater in Cameroon on 14 June in Yaoundé, according to an announcement made yesterday, Friday 15 April, on its website. It has already been dubbed “CanalOlympia” combination of two Group brands: pay TV Canal +, and private concerts Paris Olympia.
Yaounde would mark the launch of the “first African network of cinemas and shows” Vivendi. This latter plans, with CanalOlympia, to to make ” the beautiful part in all the artistic expressions around regular highlights: movie screenings, concerts of local and international artists, stand-up, conferences, meetings”.
The inauguration of this theater in Cameroon comes at a time when the country no longer has similar recreational facilities since 2009, the date of the closing of Abbia cinema, Yaoundé, and Wouri in Douala.
” Dozens of theaters and shows, including the indoor or outdoor configuration is flexible according to needs (screenings, concerts or shows), will be developed on the African continent,” indicates the group. These halls, as it is also learnt, will be fed by the solar energy.
The French multinational Vivendi specializes in communication and entertainment. It owns the Canal + group (including Studio Canal), Universal Music Group, Vivendi Village (in which the theaters were built), and the aggregator of content Dailymotion videos. Vivendi even it belongs to the Bolloré Group, owned by French industrialist Vincent Bolloré.
By Eugene C. Shema