OCS (TV channel)

OCS, or previously known as Orange Cinéma Séries, is a French group of dedicated movies/series TV channels operated by Orange S.A..

OCS
LaunchedNovember 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
Owned byOrange S.A. (67%) and Groupe Canal+ (33%)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
English
Broadcast areaFrance
HeadquartersParis, France
Formerly calledOrange Cinéma Séries (2008–12)
Websiteocs.fr

The channels broadcast almost all their series in English with French subtitles (a few days after the American broadcasting) but they also broadcast series dubbed in French or French series.

The five channels launched on November 13, 2008 as part of the company's new direct-to-home satellite service and was exclusive to Orange TV.

Since 2012, OCS TV package is available from Bouygues Telecom, CanalSat, Numericable, Orange TV, SFR and Tahiti Nui Satellite. All subscribers have the option to subscribe to OCS with their TV distributor. OCS is also available through multi device.

History

On 22 September 2012, Orange Cinéma Séries became OCS to show its expansion bouquets other than Orange TV.

Since 2008, OCS have an exclusive contract with HBO but other channels like Canal+ Séries can broadcasts HBO series but only in syndication. But, in 2017, OCS's contract with HBO became stricter, giving complete exclusivity to OCS.

The suite also includes an on-demand service, OCS Go. Content is provided by exclusive contracts with Warner Bros., HBO, MGM and Fidelity as well as non-exclusive contracts with Gaumont, SND, BAC and Wild Side.[1]

TV channels

ChannelType
OCS Max Blockbusters, comedies, family and teen films
OCS City Independent, art house films and programs from HBO
OCS Choc Action, thriller and horror films
OCS Geants Classic films
OCS Go Catch-up service

Defunct TV channels

ChannelType
OCS Happy Family channel, OCS Happy programs have been moved to OCS Max
OCS Novo Independent and art house films, became OCS City

Series

OCS Max

OCS City

OCS Choc

References

  1. "Orange sets November launch for movie bouquet". broadbandtvnews.com. October 9, 2008.
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