Orange grows TV platforms
By Julian Clover
Published: October 28, 2010 10.13 Europe/London
Dramatic growth in Poland has helped Orange take its combined IPTV and satellite delivered television services to 3.8 million subscribers at the end of the third quarter.
The Polish market grew its installed base by 76% over the last 12 months to reach 497,000 customers.
In France, where the number of Orange digital TV subscribers now stands at 3,230,000, eyes remain trained on premium channels Orange Sport and Orange Cinema series.
Orange is believed to have held talks with ESPN and Eurosport over its sports content, while Canal Plus has been widely reported for the Orange Cinema Series. A deal is expected to be announced in January.
Orange is now adding a number of channels from CanalSat that were previously exclusive to the Canal Plus mini-pay platform.