Orange launches Pickle TV to target millennials

Orange has launched a new low-cost ad-free TV service aimed at millennials that will be available to its TV and mobile customers and will incorporate Canal+’s mobile short-form offering Studio+ as well as eSports and music services. The new service, Pickle TV, aimed at 15-35 year-olds, will be available across all screens and will cost […]

Orange Moldova taps VO for new TV service

Orange Moldova has launched a new TV offering following its 2016 acquisition of local cable operator Sun Communications, and has tapped Orange Group sister-company Viaccess-Orca to provide content security. Orange has launched a new convergent, TV, internet and mobile offering using Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel conditional access system along with set-top boxes from Hi-Global Technology and […]

Globecast names Rivals to quality post, renews Orange Romania-SES deal

Media services provider Globecast has named Jacques Rivals as chief quality and change officer, a new position in which he will be tasked with building and supporting transformation programs as part of Globecast’s overall quality management strategy, helping to drive an enhanced customer experience.  Rivals has worked for Globecast parent Orange for over 30 years, […]

Orange Maroc to launch movies and series VOD service

Moroccan mobile operator Orange Maroc is to launch an Orange Films et Séries video-on-demand service after securing approval from the country’s regulator, the Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA). Orange Maroc will make the VOD service available to pre- and post-paid mobile subscribers, according to local reports. The service will make films and series […]

Orange to invest in fibre rather than football, calls for more content partnerships

Orange CEO Stéphane Richard has reiterated that his company will not bid for premium football and contribute to rights inflation, and has opened the door to collaboration in content, including with rival Altice-owned SFR. Speaking at an investor event in London, Richard said that content remained part of Orange’s diversification strategy but that its role […]

Orange makes OCast TV software open source

Orange has made its Chromecast-style OCast software available open source, in what it described as a “milestone” in its technical strategy. OCast lets people use smartphones to play back and control videos on devices including TVs, set-top boxes and streaming sticks. The software can also play and control slideshows, playlists and web apps. By open […]

Eleven Sports launches 4K service in Poland

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has launched a 4K UHD version of its flagship channel in Poland in partnership with Orange Polska. Eleven Sports 1 in 4K will offer coverage of Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A and Ligue 1 football and Formula One motorsport among other sports properties. The channel will be available to Orange’s IPTV subscribers […]

Orange taps AirTies for WiFi in France and Poland

Orange has chosen wireless technology and set-top box provider AirTies to provide in-home WiFi solutions to subscribers in France and Poland. In France, Orange uses AirTies’ Air 4920 wireless extenders as an available accessory to compliment Orange’s Livebox, which combines 4K/Ultra HD television and dual-band Wi-Fi. Air 4920s are used to extend the Wi-Fi signal […]

Orange’s TV base climbs to 8.92m customers

Orange Group reported TV gains in its latest quarter with its overall customer base climbing to 8.92 million from 8.20 million a year earlier. Announcing its third quarter results, Orange reported gains across all of its TV countries – including its biggest and home market of France. Here Orange’s TV customer numbers climbed from 6.51 […]

Viceland extends Belgian reach

Youth-oriented media group Viceland has secured carriage of its Viceland channel with Belgian cable operator Voo and IPTV provider Orange, extending the channel’s reach in both Flanders and Wallonia. Viceland is currently available in Belgium via Proximus and Telenet. The move will bring content including Huang’s World, States of Undress and local Benelux productions Tokyayo, […]

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