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 […]

Orange TV growth slows but base passes 10 million

Orange saw its TV customer base pass the 10 million mark in the second quarter, but growth was at a slower rate than the prior year’s performance. The overall Orange IPTV and satellite TV base numbered 10.049 million at the end of June, up from 9.993 million in Q1 and up 4.6% year-on-year, compared with […]

FranceTV Publicité deals with Orange, Bouygues set stage for targeted advertising

France Télévisions’ advertising arm FranceTV Publicité has struck separate targeted advertising partnerships with service providers Orange and Bouygues Telecom within a few days of each other. The Orange partnership, which was announced last week, will see Orange and FranceTV Publicité bring addressable advertising to Orange TV customers, subject to data protection rules. The agreement will […]

New Moldova appointment rounds off Orange management changes

Mariusz Gaca, currently VP of the management board of Orange Polska, has been named CEO of Orange Moldova, effective November 1, while current Moldova chief Julien Ducarroz’s appointment as CEO of Orange Polska has been ratified by the Orange Polska management board, in the latest of a series of management changes at the pan-European service […]

Orange hits out at ARCEP chief criticism

Orange has reacted angrily to criticism levelled against it publicly by the president of French telecom regulator ARCEP over its deployment of fibre-to-the-premises networks. Orange said in a statement that its board had met to discuss comments made by ARCEP president Sébastien Soriano about alleged deficiencies in its approach to deploying fibre networks. Soriano told […]

Orange Spain targets low cost convergence and premium TV viewers with new offerings

Orange España is attempting to capture a slice of Spain’s growing market for low-cost offerings by launching a converged fibre and mobile service, while targeting higher-spending customers with a new fibre and all-in TV offering. With an eye on the growing market for low-cost services, the operator has launched a fibre-plus-mobile convergence play from €29 […]