Along with Orange’s new content initiatives, multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media company Altice is to launch its new movie and TV series channel Altice Studio (formerly known as SFR Studio) on August 22nd. It will operate along with a new movie and TV series platform comprising SVoD service SFR Play, with both integrated into SFR bouquet offerings, or from September 2017, available in stand-alone as an OTT service.
Altice Studio will line up 400 movies each year and two series every month, including exclusives co-financed by Altice such as The Medici, The Same Sky, Taken and Riviera which the group has broadcast in France, Israel and Portugal.
Altice has also agreed deals with movie studios such as Gaumont, Pathé, Mars, EuropaCorp, and NBCU. The latter deal gives the channel access to all new productions such as Bourne, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy and Fast & Furious 8. Altice Studio will also produce in-house shows on the movie and TV series industry and events.
After having committed to several international TV series in 2017, Altice’s media and entertainment division has also announced its first film investment in French movie Place publique, directed by the Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri pairing.
“We want to promote French creativity and culture in France and worldwide, in the countries where the group is present,” commented Alain Weill MD for media and entertainment.