Orange Sport finds no buyer, to sell rights - report

Wednesday 7 March 2012 | 08:58 CET | News
France Telecom-Orange told staff that it has decided to close the Orange Sport pay-TV channel without giving a specific date, reports Les Echos. Le Parisien speculates that the channel could shut on the night of 20 May, when it broadcasts its last Ligue 1 match. Orange has already sold 34 percent of Orange Cinema Series, its film and TV series channels, but has found no partner for Orange Sport. The telecom group is now seeking to sell its broadcasting rights for Tennis's ATP 500 and 1,000 until the end of 2013, which cost EUR 4-5 million a year, and athletics' Diamond League until the end

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