Playboy TV Enlists Marc Dorcel to Manage Overseas Programming

PARIS—Playboy TV has tapped leading European company Marc Dorcel to manage its television business in multiple overseas regions, effective May 1.

The deal, which includes linear channel programming, exclusive distribution and management of VOD content, will cover Europe (except UK, Spain and Portugal), Africa and the Middle East.

"As Playboy TV explored potential partners, Marc Dorcel was the clear choice to program Playboy TV Europe to meet the high expectations of our viewers while leveraging their vast industry experience to enhance the channel for the local market," Playboy TV president Gary Rosenson said. "Marc Dorcel also brings to the partnership strong relationships with local operators to ensure the channel delivers the experience expected of the brand."

The programming offered under the deal will include the best of Playboy TV's content library, as well as select Marc Dorcel titles.

"We are happy to foster the emblematic brand of Playboy TV in Europe," Marc Dorcel CEO Gregory Dorcel commented. "We will use all our local expertise to fulfill one goal: make Playboy TV Europe as attractive as possible for the European viewers. We share many of the same universal values and we are happy to bring this to life through content to the widest audience by leveraging Playboy TV's brand power with our European know-how."