OCS launches OCS City “génération HBO”

Paris, Thursday, September 12, 2013

OCS, the 100% film and series service, and HBO, the legacy American subscription channel that pioneered modern TV series, reveal details of their agreement renewed in January 2013, with the creation of OCS City “génération HBO”. OCS’ transformation is also illustrated by the launch of OCS Go, a delinearised channel that simplifies and enhances the OCS on-demand experience.

The OCS service is evolving

  • As of October 10, the 100% film and series service will change, bringing its subscribers the brand new channel, OCS City, “génération HBO”. A diverse, trailblazing, must-have channel, tailor-made for the most die-hard fans. The channel will broadcast HBO’s series first in France and in exclusivity and will offer the on-demand US+24 (hot from the US) feature on a linear basis in subtitled version on Monday nights at 20:40.
  • New also on OCS: the launch of OCS Go, a delinearised channel that simplifies the OCS on-demand experience with innovations such as the HBO corner, a place to discover or rediscover cult series from HBO such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under and Bored to Death, or watch entire past seasons so as to never miss out on the leading US channel's flagship series.
  • The OCS Max and OCS Happy channels are merging and OCS Novo will be discontinued with some of its programming finding a new home on OCS City “génération HBO.”

As of October 10, the OCS service will be composed of:
OCS Max : the main event channel for all the family
OCS City “génération HBO”: the channel for fans of TV series
OCS Choc: the full adrenaline channel
OCS Géants: the classic film channel
OCS Go: the full OCS on-demand experience

Agreements to enhance and develop the OCS service

Orange Cinéma Séries (OCS) was an unprecedented offer when, on 13 November 2008 it launched the first premium 100% film and series service available on multiple devices. At the time, OCS and HBO signed a landmark agreement making available, for the first time in Europe, all of HBO's content in an exclusive first window over a period of five years. In January 2013, the two companies renewed and enhanced their multiyear agreement. It is a new milestone in the partnership between the two companies.
As HBO CEO, Richard Plepler states, “We have worked closely with OCS for many years now and are thrilled by this significant step in the creation of the official French "home of HBO" channel. OCS City “génération HBO” is where our programming will first be seen in France and it is a privilege to have our brand play such a pivotal role in this new venture.”
As recalled by OCS Managing Director, Guillaume Jouhet, "When we created the first 100% film and series service, there was never any doubt that there would be a place for HBO productions in the OCS schedule. Today, we are proud to announce this partnership between our two brands, with the aim of creating the best channel for fans of TV series".
This agreement and the changes to the OCS service strengthen OCS' programming and solidifies its development while the service continues to expand its distribution to further operators.

press contacts:

  • OCS:

Isabelle di Costanzo +33 (0)1 57 36 13 04
Caroline Luca +33 (0)1 57 36 14 60

  • Orange:

Khadija Komara +33 (0)1 44 93 93

about OCS

OCS, created in 2008, is a bundle of all-film and all-series channels: OCS max, the blockbuster channel, OCS City “génération HBO”, the channel for fans of TV series, OCS Choc, the 100% action channel, OCS Géants, the classic film channel and OCS Go, the full OCS on-demand experience. OCS offers rich and unique programming featuring a selection of exclusive first showings and brand new series.
OCS is currently available on Orange TV, Canalsat, SFR Box, Parabole Réunion and Tahiti NUI Satellite. Prices and conditions determined by the distributor.
For more information, go to www.ocs.fr

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