Orange to launch Netflix competitor in France

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 
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According to L’Express, at the request of French minister Arnaud Montebourg, Orange is preparing a video-on-demand offering to compete with Netflix in France. The service will be built around the company’s Orange Cinema Séries (OCS) content catalogue, with reception via a wireless TV plug-in dongle.

The service, dubbed ‘Orangecast’, will also include streamed local and international channels as well as Deezer music-on-demand and online games. Customers will not have to be Orange broadband subscribers to use the service.

The company is considering eventually expanding the service outside mainland France.

Orangecast will be sold via Orange’s budget mobile brand, Sosh.