Orange CEO Richard resigns following fraud conviction

Stéphane Richard, the CEO of Orange, has announced his resignation after being convicted of involvement in a €400 million fraud case. Richard has been convicted of complicity in fraud and misuse of public funds as related to a €403 million payout to the late Bernard Tapie in 2008. At that time, Richard was the chief […]

Orange Belgium in talks to acquire VOO

Orange Belgium has entered into exclusive talks to buy a 75% stake of regional telco VOO SA. The deal, which will see Orange acquire 75% of the capital minus one share of VOO, is based on an enterprise value of €1.8 billion for 100% of the company. VOO SA owns the cable network in the […]

Orange launches TOTEM tower business

Orange has announced the operational launch of its European tower company TOTEM. TOTEM’s passive mobile infrastructure portfolio includes over 26,000 sites in France and Spain. TOTEM France will manage 18,500 macro-sites with a mix of 58% tower sites, 30% flat roofs and 12% in other locations. TOTEM Spain will manage 7,900 macro-sites, distributed equally between […]

Difficult quarter for Orange

Orange has experienced a revenue dip in Q3. The French operator has been impacted by lower returns from co-financing deals to deploy networks as it balances between the need to upgrade its operations while remaining competitive in France and Spain. Overall, Orange’s Q3 EBITDA dropped by 0.7% year-over-year to €3.55 billion. Softening the blow however […]

Orange Spain claims leading position in voice with Amazon Alexa integration

Orange Spain has integrated Amazon Alexa with its TV service to enable users to control the service using voice commands. Orange said the move made it the only operator in Spain to enable subscribers to control the TV using any device that has Amazon Alexa integrated. The move is the latest voice control initiative by […]

Orange launches new Android TV STB for Slovakia

Orange Slovensko, the operator’s Slovakian business, has launched a new Android TV Operator Tier set-top box. The STB is run on the nangu.TV platform, and utilises the tech of network solutions provider CommScope and Conditional Access System (CAS) provider Viaccess Orca. The platform promises to give customers easy management of third-party applications, while offering Orange […]

Orange completes Telekom Romania acquisition

Orange has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Romanian fixed-line operator Telekom Romania Communications from Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE. Orange is taking a 54% stake in the operator, leaving 46% in the hands of its other main shareholder, the Romanian state. The completion of the deal follows authorisation from regulators. The agreement […]

Alchimie strikes deals with Orange, Amazon Prime Video and Movistar

OTT subscription video-on-demand channel provider Alchimie has struck new distribution deals with Orange, Amazon Prime Video and Telefónica’s Spanish platform Movistar.  Alchiimie has secured distribution for Earth and food-focused offering on Orange and Amazon Prime Video. Co-founded by Alchimie with Edouard Bergeon and sponsored by Guillaume Canet, the channel is available by subscription for […]

Orange Slovensko launches new Android TV STB with CommScope

Orange Slovensko has partnered with CommScope to launch a new generation of Android TV-powered set-top boxes. Promising to give subscribers a ‘richer entertainment’ experience, the new Android TV STB provides access to OTT streaming services, on-demand content and broadcast IPTV services.  Júlia Piovarči, Corporate Project Manager, Orange Slovensko, said: “There is no doubt that television […]

Orange renews LaLiga and Champions League rights deal in Spain with Telefónica

Orange has renewed its sublicencing deal for LaLiga and UEFA club competitions in Spain. Orange España CEO Jean-François Fallache said that the operator is paying rights holder Telefónica around €300 million for the rights contract.  The deal covers rights to the Movistar sports channels, which offers every LaLiga and LaLiga Segunda fixture, along with the […]

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