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 […]

Orange may follow Free in dropping Altice France channels

Orange may follow rival French service provider Free in dropping Altice France’s TV channels over disputed carriage terms, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking on the France 2 TV channel, Richard said that Orange was likely to follow Free by refusing to pay for the carriage of free-to-air channels BFM TV, RMC Découverte and RMC […]

Orange España offers free Amazon Prime, commissions first original

Orange España has struck a deal with Amazon that will enable it to provide Amazon Prime as part of its convergent Love offering. Customers that sign up for the Love, Love Max or Love Negocio offerings from August will be able to benefit from Amazon Prime free of charge as part of their package for […]

Orange sees solid growth in TV, but loses ground in Spain

Orange has seen a 5% growth in TV customers over Q2, but has lost a significant amount in Spain. Announcing its quarterly results, the telco confirmed it had attracted 400,000 subscribers between April and June, taking it to a total of 9.7 million TV subscribers globally.  The company said that the success of shows Game […]

FTTH passes nine million mark in Spain

The number of FTTH lines in Spain passed the nine million mark in May, according to figures released by regulator the CNMC. According to the watchdog, 148,000 new lines were added in May, contributing to year-on-year growth of 1.8 million. Over the same period, DSL lines declined by 1.3 million. Telefónica/Movistar has a 44.4% share […]

Orange to sell BT stake

Orange Group is set to sell off its £495 million (€555 million) stake in BT. Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom (now Orange) initially launched EE as a 50:50 venture in 2010, with the company being acquired by BT in 2016.  Orange held a 4% stake in BT after the sale of EE in 2014, which […]

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