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ESPN set to buy Orange Sport - report

Wednesday 29 September 2010 | 12:23 CET | News
Disney sports broadcasting subsidiary ESPN will acquire France Telecom's Orange Sport TV channel at the end of October, reports news website Electron Libre without citing its sources. Under the reported deal, Orange will distribute the sports channel under the ESPN brand in France and internationally. The channel will be entirely managed by ESPN but Orange will continue to transmit French football league matches on mobile phones until 2012. France Telecom top executives have on several occasions said that the operator was looking for partners for its two TV channels, Orange Sport and Orange

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Canal Plus / ESPN / France Telecom / Orange / TF1
Countries: France
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