OCS reasserts its position as first exclusive broadcaster of HBO programs in France

Paris, Thursday 10 January 2013
  • OCS and HBO renew their multi-year agreement and take their partnership to a new level
  • The agreement confirms the appeal of OCS, the 100% movie and series service

Building on their partnership forged since the creation of the OCS in  2008, HBO, the leading US pay channel which has revolutionised the world  of TV series, and OCS, the 100% movie and series service have renewed  their multi-year agreement.
“HBO has been with OCS since the  beginning. The respect and care given to our programming has been  everything we could ask for from a partner.  We could not be happier to  continue this relationship and to have them serve as the home for our  premieres in France” said Charles Schreger, President, Programming  Sales, HBO.

This agreement confirms and bolsters OCS' position as  the first exclusive broadcaster of HBO programming in France. OCS will  continue to air HBOs new series and to offer them 24 hours after their  premiere broadcast in USA. OCS subscribers will, among others, be able  to view season 2 of Girls in January, season 3 of Game of Thrones in  April, season 6 of True Blood in June and season 4 of Boardwalk Empire  in September 2013.

In addition, OCS subscribers will be able to  view on-demand past seasons of the most iconic series from the leading  US Pay channel, including The Newsroom, Veep, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk  Empire, True Blood, The Sopranos, The Wire….

For OCS, this new  agreement with HBO, reinforces its editorial promise and contributes to  its development states Serge Laroye, Head of Content at Orange and  President of OCS, "OCS is a unique service which boasts innovative  services combined with rich, high-quality film and series. HBO series  are must-watch events. They are central to OCS' positioning and help  enrich its offering. We are very pleased to be able to pursue our  partnership with HBO and, with this agreement, bring it to another  level."

OCS, the service dedicated to fans of cinema and series

OCS  is a bouquet of 5 thematic channels dedicated to cinema and series  which offers its subscribers exclusive first run programming allied with  innovative functionalities. Viewers have the opportunity to watch all  of the programs live or on-demand. Among the innovative services there  is "US+24", which gives fans of US series access to a selection of  exclusive series, available on demand, 24 hours after they are first  broadcast in the United States. There is also startover function, so  that a program can be rewound to the beginning while it is being  broadcast.

After successful launches in 2012 on Canalsat, SFR,  Parabole Réunion and Tahiti NUI, OCS continues to enrich its offering  and to extend the distribution of its service to other operators.

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press contacts

OCS: Khadija Komara, +33 1 44 44 93 93, khadija.komara@orange.com
HBO: Jeff Cusson, 212/512-1343, jeff.cusson@hbo.com

about OCS

Created  in 2008, OCS is a package of five themed channels   dedicated to movies  and series: OCS max, the showtime spectaculars   channel, OCS happy, the  channel for all the family, OCS choc, the 100%   adventure channel, OCS  novo, the indie movies and groundbreaking  series  channel, OCS géants,  the movie legends channel. OCS offers  viewers the  chance to watch all  its programmes live or on-demand and  on the screen  of their choice: TV,  PC, smartphone, tablets and XBOX  360 connected  via WiFi at home.
OCS is currently available on Orange TV, Canalsat and the SFR set-top boxes. Rates and conditions according to the distributor.
For more information, visit www.ocs.fr

about HBO

Home    Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of    Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay-TV service,    providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to    approximately 93 million subscribers worldwide.  The services offer the    most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and    Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and    multiplex channels.  Internationally, HBO branded television networks,    along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and    HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries.  HBO programming is    sold into over 150 countries worldwide.