Bouygues


Bouygues Telecom selects Alpha Networks for improved EPG

Hybrid TV back-end and smart video platform provider Alpha Networks has announced that French Bouygues Telecom has launched its start-over service on Bbox. The service, which allows users to restart a live programme from the beginning, is currently available on 55 channels. It utilises Accurate EPG, a module in Alpha Networks’ tucanoRED back-end which analyses […]

Bouygues Telecom names Edward Bouygues as strategy chief

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has made a raft of new management appointments following last November’s naming of Olivier Roussat as president and Richard Viel as CEO, including the naming of founder Martin Bouygues’ son Edward as director of strategy. Edward Bouygues, who was previously head of Réseau Clubs Bouygues Telecom (RCBT), the group’s point-of-sale […]

Sky Deutschland launches Ryder Cup pop-up channel

Sky Deutschland is launching a pop-up Ryder Cup channel that will kick off tomorrow and provide coverage of the golf tournament until October 1. In addition to the broadcast of the golf competition, viewers will be able to see highlights from previous years and magazine shows on the channel, Sky Sport Ryder Cup HD. The […]

Bouygues plays down speculation on report of possible Altice France move

French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues has played down a press report that it in talks to acquire Altice France/SFR in a move that would reduce the number of major telecom operators in France from four to three. Bloomberg reported that Bouygues was considering a bid for Altice’s French unit with other investors, citing unnamed sources. According […]

TF1 threatens to cut signal without retrans fees

French broadcaster TF1 has warned telecom operators and pay TV operator Canal+ that it will pull its signal from their services unless they agree to pay retransmission fees, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, TF1 has threatened to withdraw its flagship channel and digital services TMC, NT1, HD1 and LCI, […]

Bouygues denies it is in talks with Orange

French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues has categorically denied that it is in talks with other French operators after news service La Lettre de l’Expansion reported that Orange CEO Stéphane Richard and Martin Bouygues had talks about possible consolidation at the beginning of March. “Following the article published in La Lettre de l’Expansion on 13 March 2017 […]

French ISPs stand alone following break-up of Orange-Bouygues talks

France’s leading telcos have set out their stall for further investment in broadband on a standalone basis following the failure of talks between Orange and Bouygues that would have seen the number of leading players in the market reduced from four to three. Orange’s proposed acquisition of Bouygues Telecom will not take place, following Bouygues’ […]

French government ‘ready to approve’ Orange-Bouygues deal

The French government is ready to approve Orange’s planned acquisition of Bouygues Telecom under a deal that would see parent company Bouygues take a 12% stake in the operator, according to business news service BFM TV. According to the news channel, economy minister Emmanuel Macron met Orange CEO Stéphane Richard and Bouygues boss Martin Bouygues […]

Orange and Bouygues still eyeing deal with end-of-March deadline

Discussions between Orange and Bouygues over the former’s potential acquisition of Bouygues Telecom are continuing to “progress well” according to Orange CEO Stéphane Richard, as reported by French financial daily Les Echos. Speaking to journalists in Egypt  to mark the rebranding of Orange’s local Mobinil operation as Orange Egypt, Richard said that the pair were […]

Orange chief confident of Bouygues deal, but hurdles remain

Orange chief executive Stéphane Richard has expressed his confidence that talks with media-to-construction conglomerate Bouygues over the acquisition of its telecom arm should conclude around the end of this month. Reuters reported Richard as saying that the talks had a “positive dynamic” and that negotiations should be concluded at the end of February or the […]

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