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EC approves Canal buying into Orange film channels - report

Wednesday 8 February 2012 | 10:12 CET | News
The European Commission decided there was no need to notify it of pay TV group Canal Plus planned 34 percent acquisition of France Telecom's five Orange Cinema Series channels, Les Echos writes. According to unnamed sources, the competition directorate general, headed by Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, found there was no joint control for Orange Cinema Series, whose channels are set to air on CanalSat before the end of February. Orange has signed deals for Orange CineMax, CineHappy, CineChoc, CineNovo et CineGeants to be available from IPTV operators later in the spring, according to Le Monde.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Canal Plus / European Commission / France Telecom / Orange
Countries: France
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