NEWS: Orange signs online movie deal with MGM

French telecom giant Orange has struck a deal with Hollywood studio MGM to make its films available online for customers to download to their PCs or a special set-top box.

The 24/24 video-on-demand service will offer films form as little as €1, and customers can keep them for up to 24 hours. The service enables you to watch the film as many times as you like, and even to pause, rewind and fast-forward it.

Orange has already signed up Paramount and Fox for the service, so with MGM onboard can now offer its customers around 2000 videos.

The downside? Well sadly, while the service is available in most of Europe, it's not yet available in the UK. But we're told it will be heading across the Channel 'soon'.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.