Orange TV back on after BT deal

Orange has revived its long-held ambition to offer TV services over the broadband network. The mobile operator, which has access to almost 30 million customers after a merger with T-Mobile's UK arm in March, outsourced its fixed-line network to BT last month. It will now piggyback on BT's more advanced network that extends its coverage to the entire country.

The BT deal means that a plan to offer TV services over the broadband network, originally slated for late 2007, is firmly back on the agenda, although a launch is not imminent.

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