Netflix looks to French IPTV

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 24-02-2014

US video streaming platform Netflix has approached several IPTV services to integrate into its box ahead of the SVOD service's expected French launch in September.

According to a report from L'Express, Orange is seen as the favourite partner in the current negotiations.
Free, SFR and Bouygues Telecom have also met the platform, but any agreement with SFR and Bouygues seems unlikely as both parent companies own premium content channels Canal+ and TF1.

A deal with Orange would give Netflix access to more than ten million subscribers in France but also potentially to its subscribers base in Spain and Poland.