Sony and OCS strike content deal in France
March 3, 2015
By Nik Roseveare
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and OCS have agreed a major multi-year volume deal giving the French pay-TV operator exclusive access to a wide range of box office hits and TV series.
Subscribers to OCS, which is majority owned by Orange, will have access to exclusive first-run rights to all of SPT’s new feature films including Elysium, White House Down, Captain Phillips and Equalizer, as well as upcoming film Chappie and, in 2016, Robert Zememkis’ highly anticipated film The Walk. The deal also covers double Golden Globe-winning comedy series Transparent and hit comedy-drama series Mozart in the Jungle.
In addition, OCS has picked up the exclusive premiere rights to the SPT-produced superpower crime drama Powers. The innovative comic book adaptation, which is the first PlayStation Originals series, will be available in France on March 10th 2015 – the global release date of the 10-part series.
Mike Wald, Executive Vice President, International Distribution for Sony Pictures Television said: “This new partnership with OCS secures significant distribution of our world class film and TV content in one of our most important markets. We hope to expand this partnership to even greater levels in the near future.”