Orange TV deal should be scrapped

January 13, 2010

Just as the on-demand provider Orange TV begins to make progress in developing a market place in France, a government commission has ruled that the exclusive carriage of channels on the firm’s own platform is not good business practice.

Not only has this been condemned as being not in the interest of business, the commission has actually gone as far as to say that this method of delivery should be abolished.

The commission was set up last year to look into how Orange uses its IPTV and digital TV platforms to deliver the Orange Sports and Orange Movies channels to homes.

This exclusivity will now have to stop within two years.

It is amazing how these broadcasters mimic the actions of each other, but still manage to fall foul of the governments.


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