Penthouse unwraps French coverage


Bringing the Penthouse adult channels in high-def to Europe via international TV representative NOA Productions, Penthouse group is currently finalizing distribution agreements in France.

Some of which include distribution on Free/Alice and CanalSat pay-TV systems for launch this month, and with Numericable for a launch scheduled for 2010. A launch on SFR-Neuf Cégétel is also scheduled for December while Numericable will carry the channel both in Belgium and Luxembourg in early 2010.

These deals will complement the editing group's previous Vod and Svod partnerships signed up in France, like the ones with Free/Alice, Orange/W-media, and other countries with Penthouse's standard def or HD catalogue.

As for the three Penthouse HD channels, they've been broadcasting since October 5th from the Eurobird 9A satellite at 9° East.

Major distribution carriage agreements, targeting the majority of European platforms including cable, satellite, IPTV and hotels, are expected to be finalized by the end of 2010.