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Orange, Canal+ near OCS deal

Orange and the Canal+ Group have signed a memorandum of understanding anticipating the acquisition by the Canal+ Group of all capital held by Orange in the OCS pay-TV package and in Orange Studio, the film and series co-production subsidiary. The Canal+ Group will become the sole shareholder of the two companies following this transaction. Orange […]

January 9, 2023By Colin Mann

OCS Pulp replaces OCS City and Choc

French telco Orange is launching a new OCS channel, OCS Pulp, on January 12th 2023 – replacing existing channels OCS City and OCS Choc. Positioned as the channel of drama TV series and indie movies, OCS Pulp will join family-oriented OCS Max and classic movie channel OCS Géants. The move comes as Canal+ Group, which […]

December 12, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Canal+ to buy OCS?

French broadcaster Canal+ Group is reported to be in exclusive negotiations to acquire the film and pay-TV operations of French multiplay telco Orange. The deal is understood to cover Orange Studio and OCS, the film, television, and pay-TV units of Orange. OCS is France’s second largest pay-TV service after Canal+. Any such deal would need […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: 61% of French homes have SVoD

Sixty-one per cent of French homes subscribe to at least one SVoD service as of January 2022, up nine per cent since January 2020, according to the Submix2022 study carried out by consulting firm BearingPoint. The growth was mainly driven by Netflix which is installed in 61 per cent of all SVoD homes (up 4 […]

April 28, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

French creatives slam SVoD investment rules

French authors association SACD, along with producers’ bodies USPA and AnimFrance, have asked France’s Conseil d’État (Council of State) to scrap the conventions signed by US SVoD platforms Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ with regulatory body Arcom (formerly the CSA) in December 2021. The SACD and its allies also wrote to Arcom requesting the withdrawal […]

February 10, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: SVoD growth stalls  

The second quarter of 2021 has seen the first stall in the development of SVoD in France after a 2020 marked by a signification increase of SVoD market penetration. According to OTT figures released by NPA Conseil, SVoD’s rate of subscriptions to one service at least among French Internet users above 15 years old dipped […]

September 1, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Data: Half of France has Netflix

As of November 2020, Netflix was present in close to 50 per cent of homes in France. According to the CNC’s monthly VoD round-up,

January 8, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris