TF1 extends partnership with Orange to cover targeted ads and premium ad-free on-demand

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has extended its partnership with Orange through two new agreements covering targeted advertising and enhanced digital services. The targeted advertising deal, which comes into force in January, will see the broadcaster’s advertising arm, TF1 PUB, offer its clients targeted advertising campaigns on its linear channel across Orange’s base of TV customers, […]

Orange invests in GitOps creator Weaveworks

Orange Ventures, the venture capital fund of the French telco, has invested in GitOps creator Weaveworks. GitOps is a developer-centric operating model for Kubernetes, the open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Weaveworks in particular is focused on helping its customers adopt cloud native computing, managing cloud native infrastructure and applications […]

DAZN enters Spanish commercial premises market with Orange

Sports streamer DAZN is to enter the commercial premises market in Spain in partnership with Orange. The streaming outfit will launch a new linear channel, DAZN fútbol, which will be available in Orange’s television offer for venues, such as bars, cafes and restaurants, and which will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Premier League […]

Thema launches +D’Afrique VOD offering on Orange

Thema, the Canal+ Group-owned specialist in the edition and distribution of multicultural pay TV offerings, has launched its SVOD package +D’Afrique on French TV operator Orange’s Le Bouquet Africain Max service. +D’Afrique, which was initially launched in April 2019 on the Freebox service provided by rival ISP Free, and then successively on SFR and Bouygyes […]

Orange launches first pan-African fibre optic network

Orange has announced the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba, the first pan-African fibre optic network. Announced at the AfricaTech Festival, the infrastructure is based on a terrestrial fibre optic network, coupled with undersea cables and promises to offer secure connectivity abroad from West Africa. Djoliba, Orange said, is the first unified superfast broadband network […]

Orange agrees to buy controlling stake in Telekom Romania for €268 million

  In an increasingly convergent telco market, Orange Romania has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in leading fixed operator Telekom Romania (TKR). The deal, which values the business at €497 million, will see the Romanian state continue to own the remaining 46% of the telco. Orange said that it will pay a total of […]

Orange sees return to growth thanks to fibre deals

France’s biggest telco Orange has seen a return to revenue growth in Q3 in spite of the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  The telco saw revenues of €10.6 billion, up 0.8% from Q2. A positive Q3 has seen the company chart year-to-date revenues of €31.4 billion, up 0.5% year-over-year. The company has attributed the […]

WarnerMedia’s TNT Now joins Orange TV in Spain

WarnerMedia’s TNT Now video-on-demand offering is now avaialbel on Orange España’s TV service. The addition of TNT Now to the Orange TV service in Spain will enable Orange subscribers to watch over 600 episodes of 54 seasons of 27 different TV series. Content available at launch includes Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves, The Rookie and […]

MásMóvil denies contact with Vodafone over possible Spanish merger

Spanish alternative telecom operator MásMóvil has said it has had no contact with Vodafone following press reports that Vodafone was looking potentially to acquire it. El Economista reported yesterday that the pair had been in contact in recent days over a possible combination, citing unnamed sources. An acquisition of MásMóvil, the country’s number four operator, […]

SPI/FilmBox expands in Romania with Orange

SPI/FilmBox has signed its latest distribution agreement in a deal with Orange Romania.  The deal will see SPI/FilmBox’s flagship FilmBox channel available to subscribers to the Orange World package, extending the channel’s reach to over 30 million households worldwide. The channel offers an extensive selection of entertainment programming including Hollywood blockbusters and world cinema. FilmBox […]

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