Orange to carry France 24 in its international TV on ADSL bundles
Paris, February 8, 2007
* Orange has signed an agreement with France 24 to broadcast this news channel as part of its TV on ADSL bundles in its foreign subsidiaries
* for the moment, the agreement concerns TV on ADSL offerings in Spain, Poland, Senegal and Mauritius
Orange will be proposing France 24, the new international news channel, to its TV on ADSL subscribers abroad.
Orange currently offers TV on ADSL in several countries including:
Broadcasting of France 24 will be gradually implemented in these four countries. The agreement could be extended to other countries.
As of 31 December 2006, Orange had 590,000 subscribers worldwide on its TV on ADSL offerings.
About FRANCE 24
FRANCE 24 is the first French international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. Since December 6th, 2006, France 24 has been broadcasting on a 24/7 basis on two channels, in French and in English, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and on the east coast of the U.S. An Arabic version is scheduled for the spring of 2007.
FRANCE 24 can be accessed by all media platforms: cable, satellite and DSL. The website www.france24.com is available in 3 languages (English, French, Arabic).
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with more than 153 million customers on five continents.
In June, 2006, as part of the France Telecom integrated operator strategy (NExT programme) to deliver simple, convergent products, Orange became the single brand for mobile, internet and tv offers in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and in Spain, strengthening Orange’s position as the number two mobile and internet services brand in Europe. In addition, Orange Business Services became the new banner for business communications solutions and services. Orange Business Services is present in 166 countries and territories and serves customers in 220.
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris Eurolist market and on the New York Stock Exchange. At September 30, 2006, the group had 92.59 million mobile customers, 12.09 million internet customers and 48.59 million fixed line customers.
At the end of 2005, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 49 billion euros by IFRS standards in 2005 (38.4 billion euros for the year-to-date at September 30, 2006) and had 203 000 employees.
Further information about Orange and France Telecom can be found on the Orange website at www.orange.com or the France Telecom at www.francetelecom.com.
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Personal Communications Services Limited.
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