The decision by Vodafone to no longer offer its customers football from the 2019/20 season could cost Orange around €80 million a year.
Orange’s turnover in Romania grew by 9% last year, while its net profit fell by 18%.
UPDATE Orange will launch an exclusive sports channel in Slovakia in August that will show such competitions as the UEFA Champions League.
During the French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros, Eurosport’s 4k/Ultra HD feed will be available across several platforms in Europe.
Orange Spain has launched Orange Series 4K, a channel with over 1,000 hours of TV series.
Orange has begun testing a satellite TV service in Slovakia.
Orange’s operations in both Poland and Romania went from strength to strength in the first quarter.
Liberty Global’s Belgian operator Telenet would be prepared to pay EUR1,3 billion to acquire the Walloon telecommunications company VOO.
The company behind VOO insists the Flemish cablenet isn’t for sale.
Orange Belgium has confirmed local press reports that it is interested in acquiring the VOO cable platform, owned by Liege-based Nethys and Brutélé in Brussels.