Orange is to relaunch its IPTV platform in Spain with new offerings and packages.
Recent reports have shown that an increasing number of people prefer to have a pay-TV contract with the same company which provides them with Internet connection, so Orange has decided to focus on its current ADSL customers and offer them its IPTV platform services.
Over the next year, the themed channels package – which had a price of €15 – will cost €10 for Internet and Kangaroo clients. Orange will also increase the channel offer to 30 themed channels as well as 24 general channels. The offer includes a €10 credit to purchase content on the pay-per-view platform.
Orange TV's content includes Fox, AXN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, TCM and MTV.
The main problem which faces the company is the connection speed. The IPTV platforms consume bandwidth from the Internet connection, and in some parts of Spain, especially in smaller towns and cities, the infrastructure doesn't enable both to run while still providing high quality.