Orange drops bid for Project Kangaroo

Orange drops bid for Project Kangaroo


Orange has dropped its potential bid for an on-demand TV service that was supposed to be a collaboration between BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Project Kangaroo had considerable expectation in the TV industry as a ‘super’ version of BBC’s iPlayer, allowing users to access TV programmes across the main terrestrial TV channels.

An Orange spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that we are not pursuing our interest in the catch-up TV service Kangaroo.

 

‘After in-depth due diligence, we concluded that it was unlikely that an outcome which benefited France Telecom's Orange operations would be met.’


Orange had planned to launch a TV service over the internet for its one million home broadband customers, but that has been ditched to focus on improving service and cost cutting.

 

Written by Mobile Today
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