Orange triple-play get Canal+ satellite
Orange and Canal+ have signed a multi-year agreement to allow Orange triple play customers who are not eligible for TV by ADSL to subscribe to Canal+ and/or Canalsat, as well as Foot+ by satellite.
In 2009, Orange triple play customers with satellite TV will be able to receive these offers
directly on a single ADSL/satellite hybrid set-top box provided by Orange. A technical cooperation agreement between Orange and Canal+ Group will allow both partners to use
the same (Astra) satellite resources. To broadcast its own channels, Orange also signed an agreement with SES Astra. The service that Orange TV is offering its triple play customers via the Astra satellite will be very similar to that available via ADSL.
As well as the bouquet of Orange TV channels and catch-up services, all Orange triple play
subscribers to Canal+ and Canalsat bouquets will now be able to access Canal+ catch-up on demand and Canalsat on demand. These services, included in the subscription to Canal+ or Canalsat channels and already accessible via PC, will be available in 2009 directly on TV via the decoder supplied by Orange.