TF1, Pathe ink VOD deal


PARIS -- French broadcaster TF1 has signed a video-on-demand content deal with Pathe, giving customers of TF1Vision, France's first movie download-to-own service, access to 120 Pathe titles including "Talk To Her," "The Tiger and the Snow," "Renaissance" and "Lost in Translation."

Internet users equipped with an ADSL connection can view Pathe titles on their computers or via television screens attached to PCs for €4.99 ($6.55) each by logging on to beginning Dec. 11, TF1 said.

Launched in December 2005, TF1 Vision is one of several French Web sites offering VOD services via the Internet. The site offers more than 2,000 catalog titles for temporary download and streaming.