The strategic partnership will fuse the 5-channel bouquet and TPS Star under one roof which will be held in a 50-50 partnership by the two parent companies.

Erstwhile competitors Canal Plus and Orange have announced the creation of a joint enterprise which will see the merger of the Orange Cinema Series group of channels and Canal’s TPS Star. The strategic partnership will fuse the 5-channel bouquet and TPS Star under one roof which will be held in a 50-50 partnership by the two parent companies.

Orange Cine Max and TPS Star will create one channel, Orange Cine Star. The premium outlet will air first-run films and TV series (Orange boasts exclusive deals with film companies as well as programming that includes HBO and other US series). The remaining four Orange channels will continue to exist under their current monikers.