Advanced Television


Orange Spain launches Infinity HomeBox STB

Orange Spain has launched Infinity HomeBox, a new set-top-box including Google’s integrated voice assistant, which is aimed at premium subscribers. The new device is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa; improves immersive sound through its Audio by Bang & Olufsen system with Dolby Atmos; has Wifi 6; and can also be connected via Bluetooth to other devices. […]

March 7, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

CNMC asks EC to leave Orange/MásMóvil decision to them

Spain’s regulatory body CNMC wants the final word on the merger between Orange and MásMóvil, and has asked Brussels to let them adjudicate. CNMC argues that the regulatory body has more knowledge of current market conditions, and asserts its competence to make a decision over the operation valued at €19 billion. The European Commission (EC) […]

March 6, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

GSMA Open Gateway initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has unveiled a new industry-wide initiative called GSMA Open Gateway, a framework of universal network Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs), designed to provide universal access to operator networks for developers. Launched with the support of 21 mobile network operators, the GSMA says the move represents a paradigm shift in the […]

February 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Globecast launches 100G fibre network in Europe

Globecast has announced that it is expanding its European fibre backbone – part of the company’s global fibre network GCBN – to 100G from March this year to meet ever-growing bandwidth requirements. It is working in partnership with Net Insight, using its technology at POPs and customer sites to ensure maximum quality via low latency […]

February 17, 2023

Orange Spain FY revenues down

Orange Spain has reported its total revenues fell by 1.5 per cent in 2022 to €4.47 billion with its retail revenues falling 1.9 per cent to €3.13 billion. EBITDA fell by 4 per cent to €1.11 billion with CAPEX experiencing a 9.15 per cent drop to €863 million. In the fourth quarter, however, total revenues […]

February 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange unveils new strategic plan

Orange has presented its new strategic plan which it says “aims to generate value from the recognised excellence of its core business and to grow sustainably in Europe, Africa and the Middle East”. Orange also announced the repositioning of its Enterprise activities in next generation connectivity solutions and the acceleration in cybersecurity. Accompanying the plan […]

February 16, 2023

Euro telco majors form ad tech JV

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone are to form a joint venture for the implementation of a privacy-by-design digital marketing technology platform in Europe that they say could benefit consumers, advertisers and publishers alike. The creation of this new entity has been approved by the European Commission, pursuant to the European Union Merger Regulation. The […]

February 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Netgem sells French fibre business

In line with its strategy of refocusing on its core Streaming TV activity for telecom operators (B2B2C), as announced on February 1st, streaming entertainment specialist Netgem has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to sell its consumer fibre operator business in France to Nordnet, a subsidiary of the Orange group. Netgem will continue to […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

THEMA announce new launches in Spain

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced multiple launches of its FAST TV-channel – Vive Kanal D Drama – in Spain. In January the channel became available on 2 platforms – Rakuten TV and Orange TV – and more deals are coming soon. At the same time with the Orange TV launch, the channel has […]

February 7, 2023

New CEOs at Orange Spain, France

The Orange group has announcesd the appointment of Jean-François Fallacher as CEO of Orange France from April 3rd. He will replace Fabienne Dulac, who after eight years at the helm, has chosen to take on new challenges within the Group. Dulac will remain on the Executive Committee and will contribute to the deployment of the […]

January 31, 2023