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French broadcaster M6 renews distribution deal with Orange

Published 19 Jan 2018 11:15 CET | France

French broadcaster M6 has announced that it has renewed its partnership with Orange for the distribution of its TV channels and '6play' replay service. The deal also covers ...

Canal Plus uses Nagra Connect for UHD content protection

Published 19 Jan 2018 10:35 CET | France

Nagra said that it has expanded its current partnership with Canal Plus, renewed in September 2017, to provide its Connect protection platform for the broadcaster's new ...

Canal Plus extends partnership with SES for UHD offer in France

Published 19 Jan 2018 10:14 CET | France

Canal Plus will use its long-standing partner SES for the delivery of Ultra-HD (UHD) content to its satellite customers in France. The broadcaster announced the launch of its ...

Canal Plus launches UHD set-top box

Published 19 Jan 2018 08:27 CET | France

Canal Plus has launched Le Decodeur Canal, its first set-top box compatible with Ultra-HD (UHD) content. Powered by a dual-core processor, the new box promises to deliver ...

UFC-Que Choisir reports new rise in consumer complaints for French telecom services

Published 18 Jan 2018 11:30 CET | France

French consumer protection association UFC Que Choisir saw an annual increase of 4.8 percent in the number of complaints received in 2017 from end-users with regard to ...

Arcep partners with French start-up Qosi on crowdsourcing of QoS measures

Published 18 Jan 2018 10:28 CET | France

French start-up Qosi has been the first to respond to the initiative promoted by French regulator Arcep to use crowdsourcing for measuring the quality of service experienced ...

HF Company enters exclusive talks for acquisition, reports 13% revenue drop in Q4 2017

Published 18 Jan 2018 09:16 CET | France

French-based STB, smart home and broadband products supplier HF Company has announced that it is holding exclusive talks to buy a company of significant size internationally. ...

Verizon Digital Media Services expands CDN to Mexico, S. Africa, France

Published 17 Jan 2018 14:12 CET | France, Mexico, South Africa

Verizon's digital media platform Verizon Digital Media Services announced international expansion plans for its Edgecast Content Delivery Network (CDN). The company recently ...

French broadcaster M6 agrees new distribution deal with Canal Plus

Published 17 Jan 2018 11:55 CET | France

French broadcaster M6 announced that it has renewed its partnership with Canal Plus for the distribution of its TV channels and '6play' replay service. The deal includes an ...

Arcep opens applications for 5G pilot authorisations

Published 17 Jan 2018 11:06 CET | France

French regulator Arcep announced that it can now issue temporary frequency authorisations to develop 5G pilots, using selected portions of spectrum in eligible bands. To this ...

French researcher Abiteboul named to Arcep executive board

Published 16 Jan 2018 16:54 CET | France

Arcep announced that Serge Abiteboul has been selected to take over from Jacques Stern on its executive board. The appointment was made by the president of the French ...

More French TV viewers 'resume play' on different screen – study

Published 16 Jan 2018 16:03 CET | France

French internet households have an average of 6.4 screens, across TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets, according to Mediametrie's annual 'Screen 360' survey. This study, ...

Free Mobile extends roaming data offer to Turkey

Published 16 Jan 2018 11:24 CET | France

French operator Free Mobile has added Turkey to the list of countries included in the roaming data offer available as part of its EUR 19.99 postpaid plan (priced EUR 15.99 ...

TDF to invest in rural FTTH network in Indre-et-Loire and Loir-et-Cher departments

Published 16 Jan 2018 10:49 CET | France

French infrastructure operator TDF has been selected to deploy and operate an FTTH network connecting 306,000 rural premises across 513 municipalities in the Indre-et-Loire ...

Mediawan buys French TV production company, holds exclusive talks for two more acquisitions

Published 16 Jan 2018 10:18 CET | France

Mediawan, the special purpose acquisition company co-founded by Xavier Niel, has agreed the purchase of part of EuropaCorp's TV production business, specialising in French ...

Orange loses deputy CEO Pierre Louette - report

Published 15 Jan 2018 17:30 CET | France, World

Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO and group general secretary, is reportedly going to leave the company soon, after joining as executive vice president and general secretary ...

French govt to extend vetting powers on foreign takeovers to data, AI sectors

Published 15 Jan 2018 16:16 CET | France

France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire announced plans to extend the list of strategic industries in which the government has the power to veto foreign takeovers. In his ...

French operators agree deal with govt to improve LTE coverage, obtain spectrum licence extension

Published 15 Jan 2018 10:04 CET | France

Telecom regulator Arcep announced that the government has reached an important agreement with mobile network operators to enhance the quality of LTE services in France and ...

French rights groups start legal action against Samsung over misleading claims

Published 15 Jan 2018 08:58 CET | France | Update: 15 Jan 2018 10:22 CET

French association Sherpa said it joined forces with anti-poverty organization ActionAid France to file a lawsuit against Samsung at a Paris court, accusing the company of ...

French telecom operator revenues drop by 1 percent in Q3 2017

Published 12 Jan 2018 11:41 CET | France

Revenues for French telecoms operators declined across the board in the third quarter, recording year-on-year drops in mobile, fixed and added-value services according to the ...

Vivendi's FY results to fall short of expectations

Published 12 Jan 2018 10:45 CET | France

Vivendi has issued a statement ahead of the release of its FY results on 15 February, announcing that it will report revenue growth close to 5 percent at constant currency ...

SES subsidiary seeks frequency authorisation in France

Published 11 Jan 2018 08:10 CET | France, Luxembourg

French spectrum agency ANFR has received a frequency authorisation request from Luxembourg-based O3bNext Lux, a subsidiary of satellite operator SES, with regards to a system ...

Orange France launches 'Pickle' multi-screen content bundle for 15-35 target audience

Published 10 Jan 2018 12:17 CET | France

Orange France has started marketing a new pay-TV bundle, named 'Pickle', designed for the 15-35 year old target audience. Priced at EUR 4.99 per month, the subscription gives ...

Amazon and Fnac face legal action in France for failing buyers over connected objects

Published 10 Jan 2018 11:13 CET | France

French consumer association UFC-Que Choisir has decided to take Amazon and Fnac to court over their failings to give buyers essential information about the connected objects ...

Canal Plus starts campaign to migrate 1 mln French customers to higher tariff

Published 10 Jan 2018 10:43 CET | France

Canal Plus is writing to around 1 million of its existing French customers on legacy offers to communicate tariff migration towards an enhanced TV package, costing an ...

 

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