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Orange partners with Google on submarine cable

Orange has come on board as a partner for Google’s submarine cable project, Dunant, which is due to link the US with the French Atlantic coast when it goes live in late 2020. As the French landing partner, Orange said it will build and operate the landing station on the French Atlantic coast and provide […]

All Flamenco launches internationally with Orange France

All Flamenco, the first UHD TV channel dedicated to the Spanish Flamenco, has launched internationally with a distribution agreement  French operator Orange France.   The channel now forms part of the operator’s Spanish bouquet with a potential audience of almost seven million subscribers. The Spanish bouquet comprises eight channels for €6 a month, with Spanish Flamenco sitting alongside Antena 3, Star TVE, Atreseries, Canal 24 […]

Mediapro strikes deal with operators for La Liga bar rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has struck a deal with Vodafone and Orange to acquire rights to La Liga for distribution in bars and clubs, according to local press. According to El País, citing unnamed sources, Mediapro is paying €120 million for the rights. Vodafone and Orange previously jointly acquired the rights to exploit La […]

Vodafone files complaint as Telefónica targets its TV base

Vodafone has filed a complaint with Spanish markets regulator the CNMC alleging that, by offering free football for the 2018-19 season, Telefónica’s Movistar+ service is taking advantage of its dominant position in the TV sector to reinforce its position in the fibre access market. According to business news title Expansión, citing unnamed sources, Vodafone Spain […]

Movistar+ launches aggressive promo campaign for football offering

Telefónica’s Movistar+ is offering its entire premium football line-up, including the Spanish second division La Liga 1|2|3 channel it added last week, to customers at no extra cost until January as part of an aggressive marketing strategy to capture the bulk of sports fans in the Spanish market. Movistar+ is also throwing in its premium […]

Orange España targets Vodafone subs with football offer

Orange España is to directly target rival Vodafone’s base of potentially disgruntled football fans with a low-cost football offer following Vodafone’s decision not to strike a deal with Telefónica for premium Spanish rights. Orange will offer coverage its Orange TV Fútbol service, including coverage of La Liga Santander and La Liga 1|2|3 – the Spanish […]

Orange stays committed to football in Spain following Vodafone withdrawal

Orange does not expect an expected rise in football-related costs in Spain to be particularly significant or damaging, and retaining a strong football offering remains “the right strategy” for the operator, according to Laurent Paillassot, deputy CEO of Orange Group. Speaking to analysts following Orange’s Q2 results this week, Paillasot said that Orange expected to […]

Orange grows TV base

Orange grew its TV base by 6.3% year-on-year to end June with 9.209 million TV customers. The French telecom giant posted strong Q2 results overall, generating a positive reception from the market. In France, the number of TV customers increased from 6.74 million to 6.912 million. In Spain, where Orange, unlike rival Vodafone, is to […]

Orange Spain launches cloud DVR and new packages

Orange España has unveiled a series of improvements to its TV offering. The Spanish operator is launching a new cloud DVR service enabling subscribers to record up to 350 hours of content for a duration of up to six months. Orange has also launched an improved app for smart TVs that it says is more […]

Molotov reportedly looking for buyer

French OTT TV service Molotov is looking for a buyer, according to local reports, with Orange potentially in the frame to step in. According to business news service BFMTV, citing unnamed sources, Orange and other telcos are circling Molotov for a potential bid, following the failure of talks between the OTT service and the trio […]

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