Arabic, African TV for new Virgin France service

Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 29-04-2012

Virgin, France's first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is now broadcasting 47 foreign TV channels targeting the Arabic, African, German, Turkish, Russian, Greek and Comoros Islander communities living in the country.

Distributed by Thema, the 47 channels will be available as part of Virgin France's new subscription-based quadruple play offer of telephony, broadband, TV and mobile.

The basic Arabesque package, costing €9,90 a month, comprises four channels: Hikayat, Hikayat Zaman, Iqraa TV and MBC, while the premium Arabesque package (€14,90 a month), comprises these channels and Aflam 1, Aflam 2, and ART Cinéma.

Costing €9,90 month, the Rotana package provides six other popular Arabic channels: Rotana Cinema, Rotana Clip, Rotana Khalijiya, Rotana Zaman, Rotana Musica and Al Resalah.

The D*git*rk package, priced at €23,90 a month, includes Turkish Premiere Football League, along with films and entertainment from LigTV, TurkMax, ShowTurk and IzTV, PowerTurk, and SkyTurk.

Further options for Europeans include 'Le Bouquet Allemand' (€8,90/month), with six German channels: RTL, ProSieben, Sat 1, n-tv, Super RTL, and KidsCo; while the Russian Package (€7,90/month) provides Channel 1 Russia, Dom Kino, Muzica Pervoyo, Vremya.

Finally, Greek entertainment comes courtesy of the international channel Antenna 1, at €4,90 a month.

The classical music channel C Music TV, and Fashion TV are also part of the Thema portfolio available on Virgin France.