- In March 2011, French pay channel “Canal+” officially confirmed that it has - since January 2011 - stopped commercialising its subscriptions in the two Maghreb countries where it had launched its satellite offer back in 2009, namely Algeria and Morocco, said its CEO Bertrand Meheut. "With regard to the Maghreb, we decided to postpone our business investment as long as the control of piracy is not fruitful," said Meheut during the Vivendi annual results presentation, parent company. "Currently, the Viaccess access control system on some satellites is broken and until we have resolved this situation, we keep a very limited profile in these countries," he added.