Great Success for France's Orange TV

Orange TV's French premium pay TV services Orange Sport and Orange Cinema Series rose 50% to 596,000 through Sept. 30. Premium pay subscriptions at Orange TV, the TV arm of giant Gallic telco France Telecom, stood at 400,000 at the end of June. Orange TV launched multi-sports service Orange Sport in August 2008; Orange Cinema Series, a five-channel bouquet, followed in November Orange's triple pay offers Internet, local and some international telephone calls and free-of-charge TV channels for a total $45 a month. Orange Sport costs a premium markup of $9 a month, Orange Cinema Series costs $18