M6 Group and Orange renew carriage deal, implement segmented advertising

RTL-owned M6 Group has agreed a new deal with Orange for segmented advertising and channel distribution. The first part of the deal sees the pair collaborate on segmented advertising on M6 Group’s channels. The agreement will allow advertisers to combine “the power and quality of TV media” with Orange’s targeting capabilities. These data points include […]

Orange France teams with VOD Factory to launch nine new services

Orange France has added nine new subscription on-demand TV services via a partnership with on-demand technology platform provider VOD Factory, which provides a user interface and content offerings. Orange said that thanks to VOD Factory’s ability to bring new services quickly to set-tops that can receive Orange TV it plans to launch further enhancements to […]

AMC to launch general interest Selekt channel in Spain

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) is to launch a new general interest channel in Spain. Launching on February 4, Selekt will be available to Vodafone TV and Orange TV customers at no extra cost, and offer programming spanning film, series, documentaries and children’s content. Of a weekday, Selekt will programme two hours of children’s […]

Orange to sell 50% stake in rural areas FTTH networks

Orange has agreed to sell a 50% stake in its rural fibre infrastructure arm, creating a new company, Orange Concessions, that will serve over 4.5 million homes. Orange said the best offer it received for the 50% stake came from La Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts), CNP Assurances and EDF Invest. Orange said that with […]

WarnerMedia taps Alpha Networks for Toonami Max development

WarnerMedia has selected Alpha Networks to manage the publication and editorialisation of content for its Toonami Max SVOD service. The SVOD utilises the vendor’s tucano modular back-end solution, while Alpha Networks white label design studio HXperience has also developed the front-end application following Warner’s brand guidelines. Toonami Max is a standalone streaming service available in […]

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 […]