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Orange satellite success

March 6, 2009

Orange France has reported a 66 per cent growth in pay-TV customers across its IPTV and satellite platforms in Europe last year, rising from 1.2 million at the end of 2007 to 2.1 million by the end of 2008.

The France-Telecom company had the majority of these customers, or 1.9 million, in France, with 201,000 subscribing to its DTH service, and thus around 1.7 million subscribing to its French IPTV service. Orange's good news continued with reports that its content services continued to experience rapid growth in France, with domestic VOD downloads more than doubling in 2008, rising from 5.1 million in 2007 to 12.1 million in 2008.

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