Stéphane Richard

Orange in talks with Microsoft for Dailymotion partnership

Orange is in talks with Microsoft about striking a partnership to develop its video site Dailymotion, CEO Stéphane Richard has confirmed to BFM Business radio at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Richard told BFM Business that Orange was engaged in “ongoing discussions, particularly with Microsoft”. While he cautioned that these would not necessarily lead […]

Orange close to US deal for Dailymotion

French video sharing site Dailymotion is close to securing a partnership with a major US company, according to Stéphane Richard, the CEO of Dailymotion’s parent company Orange. Richard told Le Web conference in Paris that Orange would likely sign a deal in the coming weeks with “a major player in the digital economy”. According to […]

Orange to invest in Dailymotion, will expand international user base

Orange’s CEO has confirmed the company will invest a further €30 million in developing video sharing site Dailymotion following its failure to strike a deal with Yahoo! to take a stake in the operation. CEO Stéphane Richard told financial daily Les Echos that Orange had decided to develop the site using internal resources. He said […]

Orange’s Richard hits out at EC on antitrust probe

Orange CEO Stéphane Richard has hit out at the European Commission for what he sees as its obsession with antitrust rules aimed at curbing the power of former incumbent telcos. Richard, speaking to French daily Le Figaro in the wake of the recent raids on the offices of several large European telcos including Orange as […]