(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by HBO and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.)
Paris, 10 January 2013
OCS reasserts its position as first exclusive broadcaster of HBO
programs in France
- 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
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
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
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.
SVP, Corporate Affairs
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