France: Orange to market Netflix

netflix-logoFrance’s biggest telco Orange has agreed to offer Netflix on its set-top boxes from November, its chief executive Stephane Richard told Le Monde.

Rival Bouygues Telecom was the first operator in the country to announce last month that it would market the service, also in November.
“Negotiations were tough but have come to a close,” Orange’s Richard was quoted as saying.

A distribution agreement with Orange, which has over 10 million broadband subscribers, could substantially boost Netflix’s rollout in France, where many households watch television via their telco’s STB.

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