French telco Orange is claiming

French telco Orange is claiming 324,000 subscribers to its bouquet of channels Orange Cinéma Séries at the date of November 13th.

The viewing audience among the five channels are "in line with Orange's expectations" according to Content Manager Xavier Couture, talking to AFP.

50% of subscribers use catch-up TV to access the programming.

However, one year after the launch, the bouquet has yet to break even. Couture added that until that financial goal is achieved Orange wants to keep exclusivity on its channels but is has not ruled out seeking larger audiences in the future.

At the end of September, France Télécom had announced 596,000 subs to channels Orange Sport and Orange Cinéma Séries.