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SPI/FilmBox extends partnership with Orange Romania

SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its footprint in Romania through a new channel distribution agreement with Orange Romania for its flagship FilmBox channel. FilmBox, which reaches over 30 million households worldwide, will remain available to Orange Romania subscribers in the operator’s Orange World package. “We are delighted to offer Orange Romania subscribers an entertainment experience that […]

September 17, 2020

Orange delivers 1.75bn multi-DRM licences

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, has announced that 1.75 billion licences of its multi-DRM cloud service have successfully been delivered in the last 12 months by Orange, a tier-1 telecommunications operator with 253 million customers worldwide. Orange’s massive delivery across Belgium, France, Ivory Coast, […]

September 15, 2020

Broadpeak powers Network PVR service for Orange

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has announced that Orange France has successfully launched its new Network PVR service powered by Broadpeak. Using Broadpeak’s Cloud PVR solution, Orange subscribers can record content directly in the cloud, enjoying seamless switching from one screen […]

September 15, 2020

La Liga TV ad revenues on the rise

La Liga TV advertising revenues for this season are up 20 per cent on the previous season, as fans unable to attend live matches watch on TV, boosting audiences worldwide. La Liga has secured revenues from short ads and sponsorships worth €110 million for the 2020-2021 season, said Oscar Mayo, La Liga’s International Development Director, […]

September 4, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar launches 5G

Movistar has launched 5G services in Spain, with plans to reach 75 per cent coverage of the country before the end of the year. With the move, Movistar becomes the second telco operator, after Vodafone, to launch 5G in Spain. Orange and MásMóvil are set to implement their offerings before the end of the year. […]

September 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange Spain offers free football for a year

Orange Spain will offer all football for free during 2020-2021 season to new subscribers who sign up before September 30th. La Liga, La Liga SmartBank (second division), the Champions League and Europa League will be available for free for all new customers in an attempt to boost subscriptions and stem the loss – in the […]

August 18, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Only Vodafone adds pay-TV subs in Spain

Vodafone Spain has set a new a record in pay-TV subscriptions in Spain following the 100,000 gains to June 30th, now totalling 1,421,000. It has become the only platform in the country to gain pay-TV subscribers in the first half of the year. Movistar Plus lost 19,500, down to 4,054,000 and Orange shed 46,000 TV […]

August 6, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

5G advances in Spain

Orange will start its 5G launch in September in five Spanish cities – Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla and Malaga – becoming the second Spanish telco after Vodafone to provide such services, according to Expansión. The operator will initially focus on the centre of those cities, offering about 20 per cent coverage in the first phase. […]

August 4, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: Broadband access equipment spend to drop 7% in 2020

Global spending on broadband access equipment and CPE is expected to drop 7 per cent in 2020, dipping to $11.4 billion, before increasing 5 per cent in 2021 according to market research firm Dell’Oro Group. Their forecast from January 2020 anticipated a 5 per cent decline in total revenue in 2020. Dell’Oro Group has, however, […]

July 29, 2020

Orange’s Eutelsat order examined

July 22nd saw Eutelsat announce that French telco Orange had taken all of the available capacity targeting France on Eutelsat’s current ‘Konnect’ satellite. Sami Kassab, an equity analyst at investment bank Exane/BNPP, says that while neither party disclosed the size or value of the contract the deal was likely to involve 5-10Gb/s of High Throughput […]

July 24, 2020