Advanced Television


France: DreamWorks launches on SFR

NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer (NBCUIN & DTC) have confirmed the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – for the first time in France on SFR, available on linear and on-demand. This launch follows on the heels of the 2022 launches in Mexico, Chile and Brazil. DreamWorks is […]

November 21, 2022

Report: Wholesale model reshaping fibre rollout in W. Europe?

The expansion of fibre networks is progressing fast in Western Europe, where an average of 7 million premises were connected each quarter over the last year, reports Dataxis. When considering the five biggest consumer markets in the region, it is clear that the deployment of fibre infrastructures widely varies in each country. The market is […]

January 27, 2022

SFR extends MediaKind Champions League distribution deal

MediaKind has announced that Altice France’s SFR, France’s second-largest telecoms operator, has extended the deployment of MediaKind’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) solution to deliver live OTT coverage of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The SFR deployment includes MediaKind monitoring services, which enable SFR and MediaKind experts to remotely access the VSPP platform to […]

March 24, 2021

France: Record FTTH deployment progress

French comms regulator Arcep’s ‘scoreboard’ for the fixed broadband and superfast broadband market in France as of the end of December 2020 was marked by record progress in Fibre to the Home (FTTH) deployment, while adoption rates also ended the year on a record high. SUBSCRIPTIONS: New record increase in the number of FTTH subscriptions […]

March 8, 2021By Colin Mann

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

France: 5G spectrum auction starts

French telecom regulator Arcep has launched the country’s 5G spectrum auction which had been delayed as result of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Operators Bouygues, Orange, Free and SFR are the four players taking part to the bidding which will allocate the eleven 10MHz lots still available into the GHz 3,4-3,8 frequency band. The […]

September 29, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris