Orange TV in the eye of the storm

Orange TV in the eye of the storm

 CoutureThe hatchet is definitely unearthed between Free and Orange. Orange’s policy on TV rights ( Couture justifies Orange’s presence on TV) has been furious for months now for competing operators, starting with Free, but also the Canal + group.

In recent months, Orange has therefore launched its own satellite package, but also and above all, acquired rights from Ligue 1 football and Top14 rugby. Concretely, Orange is tackling the CanalSat offer head-on.

For the end of exclusivity

Vivendi (Canal +) and Iliad (Free) quickly denounced these exclusive content, which should be remembered is reserved for Orange subscribers only! Vivendi, like Iliad, requests access to Orange channels.

Maxime Lombardini, CEO of Free recently said: “We made a written request to France Telecom to be able to distribute all of the Orange channels, in the same way as we distribute those of Canal +. “ All is said !

According to our colleague Les Echos, the Competition Council will very soon be seized as was announced through the France Numérique 2012 plan. The Canal + group is meanwhile ready to start a procedure for tied selling in Brussels.

In the face of such actions, we are entitled to ask ourselves until when will Orange have exclusivity over these programs?