French service provider Free unveiled plans for its new AVOD service launch, OQEE Ciné. The platform will offer domestic shows and programming from the US and the UK. OQEE Ciné will be free of charge for existing Freebox subscribers. It will offer a combination of blockbuster movies, cult series, comedies, thrillers, cartoons, and drama.
According to Free, deemed the consumer-facing brand of Iliad Telecom, the service is the first of its kind in France to offer a catalog combined with such a large selection of movies and series without charging an additional fee. Freebox subscribers will be able to access OQEE through Free’s existing dedicated TV app, OQEE by Free, on all compatible devices. In addition, Free’s TV subscribers can now view a wide range of live channels, catch-up TV, and VOD services via the same app. OQEE is the name used by Free for the revamped version of its TV service launched two years ago.
The free selection of US series includes "Startup," "Taken," "A Very English Scandal" from the UK's BBC, and a slate of kid titles, including "Muppets From Space," "Labyrinth," "Tintin," and "Stuart Little 2." The movies section will include "Limitless," "xXx and Godzilla," "Hellboy" and "Kursk," as well as older titles such as “Close Encounters” of the “Third Kind,” “Dracula” and “Last of the Mohicans.” The movie line-up also includes popular French comedies “Halal Police d’Etat” and “Les Gorilles,” while French series available include “Damages” and “Drôles de Dames.”