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Orange launches Spanish SVOD service FlixOlé

FlixOlé, the first homegrown Spanish subscription video-on-demand service, focusing on Spanish movies, has officially launched and struck its first distribution partnership with Orange. The operator, which is engaged in a battle for TV subscribers with struggling Vodafone as well as market leader Telefónica in the Spanish market, has also launched its new Android-based set-top and […]

Orange & Altice France/SFR near content merge

Orange and Altice France/SFR are close to a deal to merge their premium series and movies offerings, OCS and Altice Studio, according to a French press report. According to Le Figaro, the pair are looking to merger their premium channel offerings to better take on the likes of Netfliix. The paper said that Orange and SFR […]

Orange hopes millennials relish low-cost Pickle TV

Orange has launched a new low-cost ad-free TV service aimed at millennials that will be available to its TV and mobile customers and will incorporate Canal+ mobile short-form offering Studio+, as well as eSports and music services. The new service, Pickle TV, aimed at 15-35 year-olds, will be available across all screens and will cost […]

Programming chief to leave France Télévisions

France Télévisions’ programming chief Xavier Couture is to leave the group early next year to focus on personal projects. Couture, who is director of strategy and programming at the public broadcaster, will leave at the end of January or the beginning of February. News of Couture’s departure was first reported by news site Puremedias.com on […]

Orange pledges €100m to content creation

Orange has pledged to spend €100 million (U$114.9 million) over the next five years creating TV content, as it launched its new Orange Content division. The French telco said that the investment underlines its desire to “produce ambitious series, co-produced with renowned partners, whether French, European or international”. Other Europe-based cable and telecommunications companies such […]

TF1 threatens to cut signal in retrans row

French broadcaster TF1 has warned telecom operators and pay TV operator Canal+ that it will pull its signal from their services unless they agree to pay retransmission fees, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, TF1 has threatened to withdraw its flagship channel and digital services TMC, NT1, HD1 and LCI, […]

Orange eyes free TV, preps content unit

Orange is considering launching a free TV channel in France that would sit alongside its existing OCS pay TV offering. It has also created a new content unit and said it will plough more money into programming. Orange has just renewed and extended its deal with HBO and at a press conference in Paris. “All […]

Fresh blow to Canal+ as Orange secures HBO deal

Orange’s OCS service is to become the exclusive home of HBO shows in France, dealing a fresh blow to beleaguered pay TV leader Canal+, which previously enjoyed access to a second window for HBO series including Game of Thrones. Orange said that its new deal with HBO will ultimately mean it becomes the exclusive home […]

Orange does not want to buy Canal+, says CEO

Telco Orange does not want to acquire Canal+, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Interviewed on the Good Morning Business show on BFM TV, Richard (pictured) said Canal+ was an important partner and that Orange was a key distributor of the latter’s content. Richard said that to his knowledge, Canal+ was not for sale, and there […]

Orange France ‘definitely’ interested in Canal+

Telco and pay TV operator Orange would consider buying Canal+ if Vivendi put it up for sale its CEO has said. Speaking to reporters at the fringes of an industry event being held in Morocco, Orange CEO Stephane Richard said: “If Canal Plus were up for sale tomorrow, Orange would definitely look into it. Obviously,” […]

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