Vivendi SA is a holding company, which engages in the provision of media and telecommunications services. It operates through the following segments: Canal+ Group, Universal Music Group, Vivendi Village, and Corporate. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-television and free-to-air channels, and produces and distributes cinema film and television series. The Universal Music Group segment sells recorded music and exploits music publishing rights, artist services, and merchandising. The Vivendi Village segment includes Vivendi ticketing, expert advisory services, and platform in broadcasting of audiovisual works. The Corporate segment comprises of costs incurred by the headquarters, and net of the allocation of a portion of these costs to each of the businesses. The company was founded on December 14, 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.