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Numericable-SFR adds Polish bouquet

facade_campus_sfr_maxime_dufour__photographies_3French service provider Numericable-SFR has added a Polish bouquet to its La Box Fibre services across both the Numericable and SFR networks.

The Bouquet Polonais comprises four channels, available for €6.90 a month. The service will include iTVN and iTVN Extra, entertainment channels from TVN Group aimed at Poles living abroad, new channel TVN24 and public broadcast service TVP Polonia.

Numericable-SFR already offers a range of other bouquets aimed at Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese and German-speakers living in France.

Separately, Numericable-SFR affiliate Sequalum, set up in 2006 to install fibre for the local government of the Hauts-de-Seine department, which includes La Défense financial district outside Paris, has failed in an attempt to avoid paying a €10 million indemnity for its failure to fulfill the contract, which was canceled by the department earlier this year.

Sequalum had appealed against a ruling that it should pay the indemnity but a judge ruled that the department had met all the conditions requiring the guarantee for which Sequalum was held to be liable to be honoured.

The Hauts-de-Seine department is claiming at total of €96.7 million in indemnities from Sequalum following cancellation of the contract.