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+D’AFRIQUE launches on Orange France

THEMA company, specialist of the edition and distribution of multicultural pay-TV offers, has announced the launch of its SVOD corner +D’AFRIQUE on French TV-provider Orange’s “Le Bouquet Africain MAX” offer. +D’AFRIQUE, which was initially launched in April 2019 on FREEBOX, and then successively onSFR and BOUYGUES TELECOM’s offers, gives access to a wide catalogue of […]

November 23, 2020

Eutelsat Konnect enters service

Eutelsat Communications has announced the successful entry into service of its new-generation Eutelsat Konnect High Throughput Satellite at the 7° East orbital position. Launched aboard an Ariane rocket on January 16th 2020, the availability of Eutelsat Konnect had been delayed due to Covid-related interruptions in the roll-out of the ground segment, but having now completed […]

November 16, 2020

Eutelsat enjoying “resilient” new contracts

Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer, speaking at a Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week virtual panel, told delegates that recent agreements and renewal contracts struck with Canal+, Sky Italia and MultiChoice were all struck on good terms. “The broadcast segment for our company is extremely resilient,” he explained. “We are able to stabilise revenues. It will stay […]

November 13, 2020

Spain: ‘Netflix tax’ set at 5%

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO, among others, will pay a 5 per cent revenue tariff in Spain to finance European TV series and movies. The Spanish Administration is amending its TV laws with a new Ley General de Comunicación Audiovisual that will oblige global streamers to finance European productions at the same level as […]

November 9, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Eutelsat goes “full speed” for broadband connections

Later in 2021 Eutelsat will launch a large satellite, its Eutelsat VHTS (for Very High Throughput) Konnect craft. It will use this craft, with its 230 spot-beams and overall capacity of some 500 Gb/s throughput, to provide two-way broadband connectivity across Europe and much further afield. Eutelsat is already marketing a preliminary ‘Konnect’ service over […]

November 2, 2020

Spain: Orange and Telefónica fall

In the first nine months of the year, Orange Spain saw its revenues fall by 5 per cent to €3.7 billion with residential revenues even declining more with a cut of 6.5 per cent. The ongoing pandemic, along with the tough commercial battle in the market and the entry of new low-cost companies, has brought […]

October 29, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange France launches AI-powered recommendations

ironSource Aura, an engagement platform for mobile carriers and OEMs, has announced a partnership with Orange France, who will be utilising the ironSource Aura solution on its Android B2C handsets across France. Through the integration, Aura provides Orange France with the capability to optimise the device experience and provide valuable content, apps and services to […]

October 16, 2020

Blackpills to hit 15 countries in Q1 2020

French SVoD service Blackpills has announced its platform will be available in France before the end of 2020 on four additional IPTV platforms; SFR, Bouygues, Orange, Free as well as on OTT service Molotov, smartphones, tablets and STBs. An international roll-out into 15 countries is set for Q1 2021. Dedicated to short form content, the […]

October 15, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Orange collaborates with Smart Africa

Orange, a platinum member of the Smart Africa Alliance, supports the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of communication and keeping the traffic generated and destined for Africa within Africa. The Smart Africa Secretariat has emphasised the need to collaborate effectively with the private sector and create synergies […]

October 9, 2020

France: 5G spectrum auction brings €2.8bn

The 5G spectrum auction by French telecom regulatory body Arcep has seen French operators spend €2.78 billion. Orange has won the highest quantity among the eleven 10MHz lots of 5G frequencies in the GHz 3.4-3.8 band, paying €854 million. Its total range of frequencies, (including previous allocations) total 257MHz, the largest on the market. SFR […]

October 2, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris