Orange aims to enhance IPTV services

France Telecom-Orange has announced the launch of its new "next-generation" subscription television offering.

The firm's decision to launch the 'La Nouvelle TV d'Orange' service is designed to improve its IPTV offering and ready itself for over-the-top video, unlimited content and multiple screens.

Customers accessing the new service will get to use an upgraded interface featuring recommendations, catch-up services, VOD and content discovery.

The service is the product of a collaboration between content security company Viaccess, its subsidiary Orca Interactive, and Orange.

The mobile firm began shifting its IPTV customer base in November over to Viaccess and Orca's unified platform.

Orange's Philippe Rozes said: "The operational difficulty of managing multiple separate service platforms (for ADSL, web and hybrid satellite-IP) was impairing our ability to keep pace with the market.

"Collapsing all those separate silos onto a single platform has given us significant operational efficiency and has freed up resources to allow us to innovate faster."

More News

Telefónica records €1 billion digital sales as Q1 figures show improvement Telefónica records €1 billion digital sales as Q1 figures show improvement Telefónica's revenues from digital services hit €1 billion in the first three months of the year as it unveiled its latest financials. More detail
eir hails Setanta buy amid solid financials eir hails Setanta buy amid solid financials The CEO of eir hailed its takeover of Setanta Sports as the Irish operator reported increased sales and profits. More detail
SFR goes content, convergence crazy with media buys SFR goes content, convergence crazy with media buys SFR said it wants to write the future of the telecom, media and advertising industries with two acquisitions that look set to shake up the French market. More detail
Report links customer dissatisfaction to lack of digital investment Report links customer dissatisfaction to lack of digital investment Customer dissatisfaction with mobile operators has been linked to a lack of investment in digital technology and services in a new report. More detail
Telekom Austria takes Q1 profit hit, underlying revenues rise Telekom Austria takes Q1 profit hit, underlying revenues rise Telekom Austria’s net profit took a hit in the first quarter, but took heart from improving underlying revenues and earnings. More detail