French incumbent France Telecom will become Orange on July 1, 2013.
Yahoo! has had to give up its attempt to acquire a controlling stake in France Telecom’s video portal Dailymotion after the government intervened, according to local media reports.
France Telecom-Orange is disposing its shareholding in Sonaecom, the Portuguese telecommunications operator, to Sonae.
The Belgian mobile operator Mobistar is seeing slow growth for its hybrid TV product and is eagerly awaiting the opening up of cable.
Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has approved the formation of a joint venture between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.
France Telecom has ruled out buying the Polish national commercial broadcaster TVN.
If France Telecom, the owner of the premium Orange Sport channel, is not able to find a buyer for the channel, then it will cease operations in 2012, according to Stéphane Richard, CEO of the telecom operator.
France Telecom’s new CEO Stephane Richard has unveiled a new five-year action plan, called Conquêtes 2015 (conquests 2015), in which the Group will turn to its core business, networks, and will reduce its involvement in the television content business.
France Telecom is set to launch a ‘multiscreen, innovative TV service’ in Belgium via its subsidiary Mobistar. Using TV, PC and mobile, the operator claims it will be a ‘European first’.
France Telecom’s Viaccess is to secure the programming broadcast by BoomTV, a pay DTT service operated by the telco On.net in Macedonia.