OCS (television)

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OCS
Launched November 13, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-11-13)
Owned by Orange S.A. (67%) and Groupe Canal+ (33%)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country France
Language French
English
Broadcast area France
Headquarters Paris, France
Formerly called Orange Cinéma Séries (2008–12)
Website ocs.fr

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

The channels broadcasts almost all their series in English with French subtitles (a few days after the American broadcasting) but their also broadcasts 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. OCS is a TV package, 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[edit]

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 contract with HBO became stricter, giving the 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[edit]

Channel Type
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[edit]

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

Series[edit]

OCS Max[edit]

OCS City[edit]

OCS Choc[edit]

References[edit]

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

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