Altice launches new tech-focused TV channel on SFR and Orange

Altice France has launched a new TV channel based on its technology news website 01net. The channel, 01TV, is available on the TV service of Altice-owned SFR and also on Orange’s service. The TV channel enables viewers to follow reports by the 01net editorial team live and also on catch-up TV. The channel started airing […]

Orange sets out strategic plan amid merger speculation

Orange has set out its strategic plan for the next five years, Engage 2025, with a focus on offering etail and wholesale customers enhanced connectivity, strengthening its leadership in more open and higher-valued infrastructures, making ake Orange MEA the reference digital operator in Africa & the Middle East and placing data and AI at the […]

Orange launches operator-branded 5G smartphone

Orange has launched what it describes as the industry’s first operator-branded 5G smartphone in Europe, tested on its 5G networks for early adopters.  The Neva Jet smartphone will initially be available on existing networks 3G and 4G networks in select markets, starting with Poland. It will then be available on Orange’s commercial 5G networks across […]

Altice France in new deal with Orange for catch-up and BFM Business

Orange has signed a new distribution deal with Altice France’s for BFM Business and digital services associated with its other channels. The agreement will see Orange distribute the business channel, which was not available via its TV boxes, along with the digital services associated with BFMTV, RMC Story, RMC Découverte, BFM Business, BFM Paris, BFM […]

New football season boost for Orange’s Spanish TV numbers

The launch of the new football season pushed Orange’s TV numbers in Spain into positive territory in the third quarter, with the operator adding 47,000 new TV subscribers compared with a loss of 41,000 in the second quarter. The operator also added 79,000 broadband customers, as compared with 71,000 for the previous quarter, along with […]

Orange launches next-generation box in France

Orange has unveiled its latest-generation set-top box and gateway for the French market, the Livebox 5, which the operator says addresses the growing internet usage of its customers and their need to share bandwidth within the home. The fibre-dedicated box, which does not require a separate fibre ONT, can deliver up to 2Gbps of bandwidth […]

Orange survey: consumers value mobiles and internet more than TV

Consumers surveyed by Orange for its latest Observatory of Digital Uses report would prefer to live without a TV in greater numbers than they would live without the internet or a mobile phone. The survey of almost 12,000 people across nine countries found that 67% of people said they could not live without the internet […]

OCS renews Canal+ deal

Orange Cinema Series (OCS), Orange’s pay-TV service, has renewed its multi-year distribution deal with Canal+. OCS boasts more than 3.3 million subscribers, and has been distributed on Canal+ since 2012. OCS was originally launched in 2009 and is made up of four channels. It has deals with HBO, UGC and Sony Pictures Television. The network […]

Orange boosts tech and innovation unit with new appointments

Orange has boosted its recently-created technology and innovation division with two new appointments. The company has named Karine Dussert-Sarth as director of product marketing and design, tasked with heading a new department consolidating marketing, design and start-ups expertise and contributing to projects involving product and service innovation. Dussert-Sarth previously worked at Oliver Wyman, then at […]

Altice France’s Weill concedes defeat in battle with Orange

Altice France CEO Alain Weill has admitted defeat and will make the group’s TV channels BFM TV, BFM Business, RMC Découverte and RMC Story available free of charge to operators after Orange this week came good on its threat to cut their signal in the absence of a deal between the pair. BFM TV disappeared […]

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