OCS (TV channel)

OCS, or previously known as Orange Cinéma Séries, is a group of French pay television networks dedicated to movies and series owned and operated by Orange S.A..

OCS
LaunchedNovember 13, 2008; 11 years ago (2008-11-13)
Owned byOrange S.A. (67%)
Groupe Canal+ (33%)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganVous êtes fans, nous aussi
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Original audio track
Broadcast areaFrance, Switzerland, Mauritius
HeadquartersParis, France
Formerly calledOrange Cinéma Séries (2008–12)
Websiteocs.fr
Availability
Satellite
Canal+Channel 27 (Max)
Channel 28 (City)
Channel 29 (Choc)
Channel 30 (Géants)
FransatChannel 41 (Max)
Channel 42 (City)
Channel 43 (Choc)
Channel 44 (Géants)
Canal+ CaraïbesChannel 106 (Max)
Channel 107 (City)
Channel 108 (Choc)
Channel 109 (Géants)
Canal+ CalédonieChannel 160 (Max)
Channel 161 (City)
Channel 162 (Choc)
Channel 163 (Géants)
Canal+ RéunionChannel 161 (Max)
Channel 162 (City)
Channel 163 (Choc)
Channel 164 (Géants)
Cable
SFRChannel 141 (Max)
Channel 142 (City)
Channel 143 (Choc)
Channel 144 (Géants)
UPC Switzerland
(via Canal+)
Channel 59 (Max)
Channel 60 (City)
Channel 61 (Choc)
Channel 62 (Géants)
SFR RéunionChannel 201 (Max)
Channel 202 (City)
Channel 203 (Choc)
Channel 204 (Géants)
IPTV
OrangeChannel 50 (Max)
Channel 51 (City)
Channel 52 (Choc)
Channel 53 (Géants)
Bouygues TelecomChannel 46 (Max)
Channel 47 (City)
Channel 48 (Choc)
Channel 49 (Géants)
FreeChannel 37 (Max)
Channel 38 (City)
Channel 39 (Choc)
Channel 40 (Géants)
My.T
(Mauritius)
Channel 88 (Max)
Channel 89 (City)
Channel 90 (Choc)
Channel 91 (Géants)

The channels launched on November 13, 2008 as part of the company's new direct-to-home satellite service and was exclusive to Orange TV.

OCS is composed of four channels and a streaming service. OCS holds the French rights to HBO production and broadcast almost all their series in English with French subtitles in simulcast with the American broadcasting, but they also broadcast series dubbed in French or French series.

Since 2012, OCS TV package is now 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 devices.

HistoryEdit

On 25 November 2011, Canal+ took a 33% share in Orange Cinéma Séries. Originally exclusive to La TV d'Orange, Orange Cinéma Séries joined CanalSat on 5 April 2012. On 22 September 2012, Orange Cinéma Séries became OCS to show its expansion bouquets other than Orange TV.

On 10 October 2013, OCS Happy was merged with OCS Max ; OCS à la demande became the multiplatform service OCS Go ; and OCS Novo was replaced by OCS City, specialised in TV series and HBO productions.

Since 2008, OCS have an exclusive contract with HBO, but other channels like Canal+ Séries can broadcasts reruns of HBO series. In 2017, OCS's contract with HBO became stricter, giving complete exclusivity to OCS.

The suite also includes a streaming service, OCS Go, who simply became OCS in 2019. 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]

On 2 August 2017, OCS was launched in Switzerland on Teleclub Premium. It is also available on the Ciné-Séries bouquet of Canal+ since March 2019.

TV channelsEdit

Channel Type
OCS Max Blockbusters, comedies, family and teen films
OCS City Specialised on programmes from HBO
OCS Choc Action, thriller and horror films
OCS Geants Classic films
OCS Streaming service

Defunct TV channelsEdit

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

SeriesEdit

OCS MaxEdit

OCS CityEdit

OCS ChocEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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