Orange SA is planning a French Hulu LLC-style streaming platform, Les Echos reported Feb. 21.
Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard said Orange is in talks with France Télévisions SA, Groupe M6 and TF1 Group for a joint subscription video-on-demand portal that could include other European broadcasters such as RAI and the British Broadcasting Corp.
In January, the French operator launched television and video offering Pickle TV, which can be accessed on all screens for €4.99 per month. It is aimed at the 15- to 35-year-old demographic.
Meanwhile, in late 2017, Hulu entered into a foreign-language content agreement with StudioCanal, an affiliate of Vivendi SA's Canal Plus Group SA. The deal covers series "Below The Surface," "Midnight Sun" and "Trust Me" from the international distributor.