Orange VOD adds permanent download

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 10-02-2014

French operator Orange has added a permanent download for broadband subscribers to access its Orange TV VOD service, allowing them also to directly buy, screen or re-view movies streamed from their TV sets or computers thanks to a legal digital copy.

This copy will be valid for five years, but subscribers need to retain the same Orange TV broadband package.

More than ten partners already offer download-to-own movies, including Disney, Warner, HBO, Gaumont and France Télévisions Distribution, and further Orange VOD partners are set to join the line-up shortly.

Orange also says that it will soon possible to buy and stream content from mobile devices, and get access to innovative functions.

Until now, the Orange TV VOD service, the library of which amounts to 7,000 videos, has only been available on a rental monthly basis, 24/7.

Movies or series can now be purchased for €9.99 and €2.49 respectively.

With this download-to-own service, Orange aims to keep its VOD offering as "a reference on the French market" positioning it as "the video club where each Orange customer can find and collect the films and programmes required from a large catalogue of movies and TV series".