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Deals round-up: Sky buys from Woodcut Int’l; Hong Kong’s TVB visits Harbour Rights; France welcomes NineTNine’s Tunisian sitcom

Sky buys from Woodcut Int’l Sky Germany has acquired a raft of true crime documentaries from UK distributor Woodcut International. The deal, which comes six months after Woodcut launched its sales division, includes Surviving A Serial Killer, The Killer Within, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, and season two and three of How I Caught the Killer. The shows will […]

Orange-Bouygues merger talks stall

Orange and Bouygues Telecom will make a decision by the end of the weekend about whether they will merge, after both telcos said that talks had not progressed. Orange and Bouygues both confirmed that their boards had met separately yesterday to discuss the proposed merger, though in separate statements said that negotiations had not “progressed […]

BET teams with ‘Afro American Netflix’ in France

Viacom’s African and African-American culture and entertainment channel BET will launch on SVOD in France after inking a deal with fledgling streaming service Afrostream. The BET linear channel launches in France later this month. It is rolling out on the CanalSat, Numericable/SFR, Free and Bouygues Telecom pay TV platforms, giving it a reach of 17.6 […]

Another French telco to offer Netflix

SFR has become the latest French ISP to offer Netflix via its TV set-top boxes. The telco is making the subscription VoD service available via its Google Play-enabled boxes via a software update. Users will be able to sign up for the service direct via their decoders, taking advantage of Netflix’s ‘first month free’ promotional […]

Netflix signs French IPTV deal

The hostile atmosphere facing Netflix’s launch in France has subsided somewhat after the US streaming service signed a distribution deal with IPTV platform Bouygues Telecom. A deal that means Netflix will be available on Bouygues’ Bbox sets from November represents the first such agreement the VOD service had secured in France. Netflix will be available […]

Netflix approaches ISPs for French launch

Netflix has approached several French internet TV service providers with a view to striking carriage deals ahead of the subscription VOD service’s likely launch in France in September, according to local reports. Orange is seen as the most likely candidate for any agreement and is at the most advanced stage in negotiations, according to a […]

Sundance Channel gets new Euro launches

AMC Networks-owned Sundance Channel has found new carriage in France, Belgium and Hungary. The AMC/Sundance Channel Global-operated network has launched as a 24-hour linear net on the cable/IPTV platform Bouygues Telecom in France, cable TV operator VOO/BeTV in French-speaking Belgium and in SD and HD on UPC Hungary. The French and Belgian include access to […]

Ruling opens Canal+ channels to web rivals

Canal+ has published reference offers for its seven Ciné+ movie channels, allowing ISPs to make the services available to their users for the first time. Previously the seven channels – Ciné+ Premier, Frisson, Emotion, Famiz, Classic, Club and Star were only available to cable operator Numericable as a third party provider. Now ISPs including Orange, […]

Canal+ is launching Disney Movies on Demand channel

Canal+ is launching a Disney Movies on Demand channel as part of its CanalPlay Infinity subscription video-on-demand offering. The addition of the Disney service will give CanalPlay users access to classic titles including Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats and Aladdin as well as Pixar titles including Cars and Wall-E. Subscribers will have access to […]

Canal+ inks Gaumont VOD deal

Canal+ has struck a deal with Gaumont to make the latter’s catalogue of films available on its CanalPlay Infinity subscription video-on-demand offering. The deal will add over 60 Gaumont titles including Les Barbouzes, Le Pacha, Clara et les Chics Types, Leon, Nikita and Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire to the CanalPlay Infinity line-up. […]