24 million French households (98.3% of the mainland population) will be able to receive Orange TV from July 3rd as part of the deployment of the broadcaster's triple play offer.
Agreements recently signed with Eutelsat have made it possible for Orange to extend their TV offer, which is presently available to around half of France's households.
At MIPTV 2008 in Cannes earlier this year, Orange confirmed the selection of two orbital positions for Eutelsat HOT BIRD? and ATLANTIC BIRD?3 (broadcasting from 13° East and 5° West) to handle the satellite broadcasting of the TV component of its triple play offer in areas not accessible via ADSL. Globecast, a subsidiary of the group, will handle the encoding, encrypting and transmission of the Orange TV channels.
As of July 3rd, nearly all French households will be able to subscribe to an Orange triple play offer—depending on where they live, customers will be equipped with either Orange TV via ADSL or via an installation combining ADSL and satellite reception.
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