OCS turns up the heat with sci-fi original ‘Fahrenheit’

French pay-TV group OCS has ordered Fahrenheit, a new original sci-fi event series. Produced by White Lion Films, part of the Mediawan Group, in partnership with Orange Studios, the 8 x 40-minute series is described as being based on an “infiltration concept, blending action and suspense at a breakneck pace.” Created by Guillaume Lemans, Magali […]

Show of the week: Run

This half-hour comedy, which had been due to receive its world premiere at Series Mania in Lille, comes from two of the creative talents whose previous work includes the likes of Killing Eve and Fleabag. Run, which has been created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and writer Vicky Jones, follows the life of a woman, played by […]

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 […]

Orange France reviews content strategy

Orange is to review its content strategy, but will stop short of investing in its own original content, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking at an analyst presentation after the company released its full-year results this week, Richard said that the company’s executive committee has been charged with organising a seminar on future content options. […]

Sky D, MTG buy PlayStation drama

Sky Deutschland and the Modern Times Group have both acquired Powers, the comic book drama adaptation that is being made for Sony’s PlayStation Network. The series will go out on the German pay TV platform and on Viaplay, MTG’s online streaming service, after both bought the show from Sony Pictures Television, which sells it internationally. […]

Orange and Sony strike content deal

French pay TV operator Orange has inked a volume deal with Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Television. The deal, between SPT and OCS gives the French package of pay TV channels SPT-distributed series including Amazon Prime Instant Video hit Transparent and another show from the streaming service, Mozart in the Jungle (below right). OCS also gets […]

France’s CNC aids legal video viewing

France’s Centre Nationale du Cinéma et de L’Image Animée (CNC) has created a search engine to enable French citizens to search for and find movies available legally on video-on-demand services. The government backed body has created a portal whose services will be distributed via major French cinema-related websites such as Allociné, Première, Télérama and SensCritique. […]

French telco tracks down BBC’s Intruders

French telco operator OCS has acquired the BBC’s new mystery drama Intruders following MIPCOM. The 8x43mins series, penned by horror writer and producer Glen Morgan, comes from the UK’s BBC Two, US cable net BBC America and LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, distributes it and has closed the sale following […]