Iliad sees huge growth across three countries

Iliad Group, which operates fixed and mobile networks in France, Italy and Poland, saw massive growth in its subscriber base and revenues in all three markets last year. Iliad, which operates under the Free brand in France, added a total of 2.72 million fixed and mobile customers across all three markets, taking the group total […]

Free launches AVOD offering OQEE Ciné

French service provider Free, the consumer-facing brand of Iliad Telecom, has launched its first AVOD offering, OQEE Ciné. The new service is available to free of chanrge to all Freebox subscribers. OQEE Ciné offers a mix of blockbuster movies, cult series, comedies, thrilllers, cartoons and drama. Free said that the services was the first in […]

Xavier Niel reportedly looking to invest in France’s Brut

French media entrepreneur Xavier Niel, owner of service provider Free, and sometime rival French-Lebanese businessman Rodolphe Saadé have teamed up to make a large scale investment in youth-oriented online media outfit Brut, according media reports. According to Les Echos, Niel, who previously invested €10 million in Brut in 2018, has make a joint offer with […]

Xavier Niel to compete with TF1 and M6 for DTT frequency

French regulator ARCOM has announced that it received three bids for its recently advertised national DTT frequencies by the January 23 deadline. As expected incumbent operators TF1 and RTL-owned M6 are both seeking renewal of their existing DTT services. But they will face competition from NJJ, the investment vehicle controlled by French telco billionaire Xavier […]

Xavier Niel circles France’s DTT platform ahead of frequency renewals

Speculation is bubbling up in France around the possibility that telecom tycoon Xavier Niel, owner of ISP Free, may mount a bid to take over some of the digital-terrestrial TV frequencies currently occupied by TF1 and M6. The licences covering the frequencies are due to expire next March and media regulator ARCOM is currently holding […]

Free first in Europe for Insight’s new INULTRA channel 

Millennial-focused channel operator Insight TV has announced a partnership with French telco Free for the operator to launch its new flagship channel. Free will be the first provider in Europe to launch INULTRA, Insight TV’s flagship UHD HDR channel, since its rebrand.  Free customers can now access lifestyle content from Insight TV such as Squad […]

Iliad sees strong growth, boosted by Italy

French and international service provider Iliad Group has recorded strong second-quarter growth in its French and international markets, with notable growth in Italy. Despite what it described as an “extremely competitive context” in Italy, Iliad added 68,000 customers to its recently-launched fixed offering, as well as 257,000 mobile customers. In its core domestic French market, […]

Iliad Telecom sees strong subscriber growth across three markets

French service provider Iliad Group added 872,000 revenue-generating units to its total in the first quarter, including 790,000 mobile and 82,000 fixed subscribers, as it ramped up its international expansion drive. Iliad, which operates under the Free brand in France, said it ended the quarter as first in its domestic market in terms of recruiting […]

Iliad Telecom sees growth across all markets

Iliad Telecom, the French-based service provider owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, saw strong growth across its domestic and international businesses last year. The group grew its overall subscriber base by 2.03 million, including 1.7 million mobile and 345,000 fixed-line customers. In France, where Iliad operates under the Free brand, the subscriber base grew by 439,000, […]

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