Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 05-09-2013
Viacom's new pay-TV channel Paramount Channel is set to launch today (5 September 2013) at 6.10pm in France.
The Made in Hollywood multi-screen HD channel and its catch-up TV service will be carried in the basic offer or as an option on Canalsat (satellite and ADSL), Numericable, Free, SFR and Bouygues Telecom in continental France, and on Canalsat and Le Cable in overseas territories.
Talks are also underway with Orange, according to Les Echos.
The channel's programming is based on the Paramount studio's library made of US films from the 30s to the year 2000.
Paramount Channel will broadcast 20% recent movies, 50% movies released from the 60s to the 90s and 30% films produced between 1930 and1960. The distribution agreements signed by Paramount with Gallic TV channels will thereby be preserved.
Paramount Channel is the ninth channel operated in France by Viacom International Media Networks France which already owns the brands MTV, Game One and Nickelodeon, and will launch the new manga-oriented channel J-One in October.