Advanced Television


Spain: AMC Networks launching Selekt pay-TV channel

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) is launching Selekt as a new general-interest pay-TV channel in Spain. Available from February 4th at no additional cost for subscribers to Vodafone TV and Orange TV, AMC Networks says Selekt will offer “premieres, original productions, exclusive programming and simulcasts showcasing the best in film, series, documentaries, lifestyle, children’s […]

January 28, 2021

Orange Concessions boost for French FTTH

Dominant French multiplay telco Orange has entered into an exclusivity agreement with La Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts), CNP Assurances and EDF Invest for the sale of a 50 per cent equity interest and co-control of fibre-optic unit Orange Concessions. With 23 public initiative networks (PIN) representing over 4.5 million built or to-be-built plugs, […]

January 25, 2021

Forecast: Mobile booming subs at 918m by 2024

A study from Juniper Research has found that the number of international roaming subscribers dropped by 73 per cent to 243 million globally in 2020; caused by travel restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. It predicts that mobile roaming subscriber numbers will take until 2024 to exceed 2019 levels; reaching 918 million by 2024, as […]

January 18, 2021

Regulator: Social influencers must finance European TV content?

Spain’s regulatory body CNMC has demanded that TV and streaming influencers be classified as “Audiovisual Services Providers through video exchange platforms” in the new TV law, set to be approved over the coming weeks. CNMC´s aim is that the streaming platforms used by influencers – such as YouTube, TikTok, Instagram TV and Twice – are […]

January 14, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

EC LEO plan gets support from satcos

The European Commission (EC) is looking to build a global Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) broadband-by-satellite system to help bridge – and solve – the digital divide in connectivity. The European Commission has selected a consortium of European satellite manufacturers, operators and service providers, telco operators and launch service providers to study the design, development and […]

December 23, 2020By Chris Forrester

Orange France personalises viewer experience with Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced that Orange France is personalising the viewer experience with VO’s Service Delivery Platform (SDP). VO’s SDP features advanced NPVR capabilities that enable Orange France subscribers to schedule and record linear channels from any device. By storing recordings […]

December 17, 2020

Orange delivers targeted ads with SoftAtHome

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, has announced that its Multiscreen Video Player powers the new Addressable TV offering, launched in France last week by Orange France. The first partnership with a national broadcaster France Televisions is already up and running. The burgeoning multiscreen Addressable TV market is estimated to represent […]

December 1, 2020

UK brings Huawei ban forward

The UK government has ruled that telecoms providers must stop installing Huawei equipment in the UK’s 5G mobile network from September 2021. The announcement comes ahead of a new law to be revealed on December 1st, ultimately banning the Chinese firm from the network. DCMS Secretary Oliver Dowden said he was pushing for the “complete […]

November 30, 2020

France: Orange launching 5G network next week

Orange will launch its 5G network on December 3rd in 15 French municipalities, including Nice, Marseille, Le Mans, Angers and Clermont Ferrand. By the end of the year, more than 160 municipalities will be covered with 5G. This 3.5GHz 5G launch brings speeds up to three to four times faster than 4G to meet changing […]

November 26, 2020

Spain: Orange, DAZN air Premier League in bars & cafes

Orange has signed an agreement with DAZN to make the new linear channel DAZN fútbol available in its television offer for venues, such as bars, cafes and restaurants. DAZN fútbol will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Premier League in Spain. This is the first commercial premises deal closed by DAZN in Spain, which […]

November 24, 2020