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Amazon adds OCS to French Channels offering

Amazon has added Orange’s premium TV offering OCS to its Prime Video Channels line-up in France. The agreement between the pair will mean that Prime members in France will be able to subscribe and watch shows on the OCS service, which is home to HBO content in France with series including Westworld, Watchmen, The Walking […]

Canal+ renews distribution deal with OCS

Canal+ and Orange’s OCS have renewed their multi-year distribution agreement that allows subscribers to Canal+’s pay TV offering to view the services offered by OCS. OCS, which counted 3.3 million subscribers in France at the end of June, will have access to Canal+’s subscriber base. OCS offers for channels and a raft of on-demand programming, […]

OCS renews Canal+ deal

Orange Cinema Series (OCS), Orange’s pay-TV service, has renewed its multi-year distribution deal with Canal+. OCS boasts more than 3.3 million subscribers, and has been distributed on Canal+ since 2012. OCS was originally launched in 2009 and is made up of four channels. It has deals with HBO, UGC and Sony Pictures Television. The network […]

Canal+ seals deal for new windowing regime

Canal+ and other French television broadcasters signed a new windowing agreement with organisations representing the French cinema industry just ahead of the Christmas break, enabling it to make movies available on its service between six and eight months after their theatrical release for the first time. Canal+ said that the agreement recognised its unique position […]

Orange and SFR ‘close to deal’ to combine OCS and Altice Studio

Orange and Altice France/SFR are close to a deal to merge their premium series and movies offerings, OCS and Altice Studio, according to a French press report. According to Le Figaro, the pair are looking to merger their premium channel offerings to better take on the likes of Netfliix. The paper said that Orange and […]

Orange will not compete in premium sports, says Richard

Orange will not compete in premium sports by launching a new sports channel and will not be a candidate in the forthcoming auction for French football rights, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking to analysts after Orange announced its Q2 results last week, Richard made it clear that Orange’s recent commitment to invest in content […]

Game of Thrones goes underground in Russia

Series 7 of HBO’s flagship series Game of Thrones has now been released globally, with Amediateka, the series’ distributor in Russia, organising a special screening of the first episode at the Mayakovskaya station on the Moscow metro this morning. Organized jointly by the Amediateka SVOD service and the Moscow Metro, 350 invited guests, including VIPs and Game […]

Orange eyes free TV, preps content unit

Orange is considering launching a free TV channel in France that would sit alongside its existing OCS pay TV offering. It has also created a new content unit and said it will plough more money into programming. Orange has just renewed and extended its deal with HBO and at a press conference in Paris. “All […]

Fresh blow to Canal+ as Orange secures exclusive deal with HBO

Orange’s OCS service is to become the exclusive home of HBO shows in France, dealing a fresh blow to beleaguered pay TV leader Canal+, which previously enjoyed access to a second window for HBO series including Game of Thrones. Orange said that its new deal with HBO will ultimately mean it becomes the exclusive home […]

Orange to launch OCS virtual reality pilot service

Orange is to launch a virtual reality TV pilot service. OCS VR will allow OCS TV subscribers equipped with a VR headset to view movies and TV shows in an “immersive environment”. The service will be available on Samsung Gear VR from October 12 and on Sony PlayStation VR from the end of October. According […]