Bouygues Telecom | Date: 2013-05-02
Bouygues Telecom | Date: 2013-02-08
The invention proposes a system for reading digital content comprising:a device for access to a computer network;a device for reading digital content able to communicate with the device for access to a computer network via a connection interface, and adapted for implementing at least one software application, andan access control module able to encrypt or decrypt digital streams, the access control module being associated with the device for reading digital content and connected to the device for access to a computer network, in which the digital application or applications of the reading device communicate with the access control module via the network access device, and said communication is implemented by means of server software hosted by the access control module or the access device. The invention furthermore proposes a method of reading a digital content implemented by the system.
It's the latest effort at consolidation in the sector, after Bouygues rejected a bid last year by Altice, owner of rival operator SFR. The French government objected to that bid out of fears a deal would reduce competition and jobs. Orange said in a statement Tuesday that it's in "preliminary discussions" with Bouygues and "is exploring the opportunities available within the French telecoms market." Orange, the former state phone monopoly, is France's biggest phone and Internet provider and is now present in more than 30 countries. Bouygues Telecom's parent company Bouygues Group said it is interested in "any arrangement that would allow it to strengthen its long-term foundation in telecoms."
News Article | October 29, 2015
PARIS — Gilles Pelisson is set to succeed to Nonce Paolini at the helm of TF1, France’s top commercial channel. Pelisson, who is the former president of Accor, Eurodisney and Bouygues Telecom, will be officially named president of TF1 on Feb. 17 and will begin his tenure on Feb. 19. Owned by Bouygues, TF1 ranks as Europe’s biggest commercial channel in terms of ratings. Its average market share reached 22.9% in 2014, a score unmatched by other nets in Europe. TF1 is also one of France’s top purveyors of U.S. drama imports. The network reached Europe’s ratings records for American shows such as “The Mentalist.” Paolini has been presiding TF1 since 2007 and is credited for revamping the network’s brand as well as expanding its reach within the digital arena and maintaining its leadership in France. The TF1 group, which includes four free-to-air channels, has increased its audience share by 5.5% to 28.7% in the past six years. TF1’s flagship channel accounts for 22.9% of that share. As France’s TV landscape becomes increasingly competitive, TF1 is facing challenges to maintain top ratings on primetime. Paolini recently took some heat for replacing vet evening news anchor Claire Chazal with another female host on Sundays and the decision has so far paid off ratings-wise. Under Paolini’s leadership, TF1 also sold its controlling share in Eurosport Intl. to Discovery in order to feed its cash pipeline. TF1 Group has also lost some ad revenues in recent years, notably because of the boom of digital terrestrial channels and platforms, but still reps about 40% of the TV ad market in France. French mag Le Point noted Pelisson was not familiar with audiovisual but knows the entertainment world from his time at Eurodisney. Pelisson is also a close ally of TF1’s owner Martin Bouygues, according to Le Point.
News Article | October 22, 2015
Houston, Texas based social media expert, Chad Hopper, agrees to lead the iBackPack toward social media prominence. "We are excited to have someone with the experience and expertise as Chad Hopper coming on board to lead our social media strategies," says Doug Monahan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, iBackPack of Texas, Inc. The iBackPack has rocketed to social media presence through is recently Indiegogo campaign. In less than 60 days the iBackPack raised nearly $500,000 dollars. The innovative new technology includes a 20,000 mAh battery, GPS tracking systems, WIFI capabilities and much more. Chad Hopper states "this is a chance of a life-time for me - we all have to have gainful employment - but to have an opportunity that can also impact the world is something I find extremely stimulating and rewarding - I plan on building a significant online presence for the iBackPack and am actively interviewing potential candidates to assisting my efforts." "Getting someone with Chad Hopper's credentials is exactly what our company needs right now" says Doug Monahan, CEO. iBackPack's Executive Vice President, Ile Jugovski exalts "Finally we have someone who truly understands social media - Chad has proven himself with his experience on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing and Instagram - all of us are expecting innovative and creative new programs from Mr. Hopper's extremely creative mind." The iBackPack is launching on Kickstarter in 8 days. It expects to raise many millions of dollars based upon the extremely successful Indiegogo Campaign. Indiegogo - while the first to start Crowd Funding has one-third the online presence delivered by Kickstarter. The iBackPack gained over 190k Facebook fans in its first sixty days.