French Video Streaming Service Offers Free Coffee With Their Movies

French Video Streaming Service Offers Free Coffee With Their Movies

Canal+ is embracing late night binge-watching.

Rachel Pincus
  • 5 december 2013

Binge-watching TV shows, a result of online streaming services, might be one of the most lucrative vices of our generation. Unsurprisingly, such marathons, particularly popular among college students, are often accompanied by heavy consumption of snacks (“your bed [is] a pit of crumbs and juice boxes,” writes one Thought Catalog meditation on the subject). Now, French video-streaming company Canalplay is betting, people in France love their binges so much that they’d like to make them last longer with a jolt of caffeine.

The French Ad company Buzzman, collaborating with Canalplay, has created a special blend of 100% Arabica coffee that can be ordered online (as pods, ground or as beans). The coffee is called “Insomny” – thus referring to the habits of many diehard streaming users – and a code found on the package then allows customers to enjoy a 2-month free trial of Canalplay streaming services, because the service offers “so many programs one life is not enough to watch everything.”

Though Canal+ is often referred to in the American press as the “French Netflix,” it is difficult French streaming services struggle with stricter regulations on film releases than their U.S. counterparts, particularly concerning streaming films that have recently been released in cinemas. Reuters hints that the Canal+ VOD service has nowhere near the popularity that Netflix does in its anglophone countries. Though talks are in place to relax these restrictions, it may be a while before all-you-can-watch services replace the most popular method of getting films in France: renting. Netflix, which has mainly taken aim at Europe’s anglophone countries so far, is reportedly in talks to launch in France soon, but it must wait for the right moment, and possibly bend the strict rules in its favor.

Buzzman // Canalplay

Sources: Thought CatalogReuters
Image: Canalplay


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