French IPTV and DTH operator Orange is set to launch its bouquet of five premium movie channels on November 13. The service will be called Orange Film Series and will cost €12 per month.
The five channels will be called Orange Cinemax (broadcasting major blockbusters in the HD format), Orange Cinéhappy (family movies), Orange Cinéchoc (action movies),” Orange Cinénovo (independent and art house films) and Orange Cinegeants (classic movies).
Exclusive contracts have been signed with Warner, HBO, MGM, and French producer Fidelity. Non-exclusive contracts are in place with Gaumont, SND, Bac and Wild Side.
As an additional service, all films will be available on demand for 30 days after the first broadcast. From 2009 Orange will also offer a re-start feature, to allow viewers to watch a programme that has already started from the beginning. The service is available on TV, PC and at an additional costs of €6 per month als on Orange Mobile.