Orange enters into strategic partnership with TCL, the leading Chinese TV manufacturer, to launch the Orange portal on all new TCL smart TVs in Europe

Orange content and service portal

Paris, January 16, 2012. TCL Corporation and Orange signed a European partnership agreement on 12 2012 in Paris under which the Orange content and services portal will be offered on all TCL smart TVs.

Through this partnership, Orange joins with the leading Chinese manufacturer of LCD TVs, which markets its televisions under the Thomson1 and TCL brand in Europe, to offer the Orange content and service portal on all new TCL TVs.

The portal will be available in France first, in the first quarter of 2012, on all TCL and Thomson smart TVs, then expanded to include other European countries over the course of 2012.

According to Xavier Perret, Orange’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, “With this partnership, Orange joins a key player in China in a long-term relationship in which we’ll work together on new generations of TVs that will offer a sampling of Orange’s content and services.”

Innovative content and services for TV
Orange’s smart portal can be accessed in one click using the direct access key on TCL TV remote controls. It offers a sampling of Orange’s innovative content and services on all of the manufacturer’s smart TVs in France. Available services include Orange Sport Info, Liveradio, an enhanced programming guide, trailers of the week’s movie releases, and free content from Orange’s cinema series channels. Other content and services will be added in the near future to the Orange portal.

“TCL is very proud of this collaboration with Orange which enables us to offer to our customers in France, and in a second step in other European countries, a portal with easy to use services and rich content on our SMART TVs. This partnership is part of TCL’s intention to bring a new and revolutionary experience to its users across multiple devices” said Stan Hu, Director of Business, Product & New Technology Planning at TCL.

An easy-to-use portal available to everyone
Designed specifically for smart TVs, the portal is easy to use and available to everyone, regardless of Internet service provider.

Thomson and TCL TVs with the latest innovations
From 3D technology to smart TVs, TCL brings customers the latest technological innovations in designs that blend into their homes, including:
- 3D Intense, a total immersion experience with extraordinary depth and detail thanks to 3D Intense technology, ideal for watching Blu-ray© DVDs;
- Smart TV, a revolutionary interactive television experience in which the TV is connected directly to the Internet via WiFi as well as to personal media libraries and numerous services and content;
- Share & See, giving access to videos, images and music stored on a computer, a mobile phone and other DLNA-compatible devices connected to the home network, so that they can be displayed on the TV.

About TCL
TCL: An Emerging Power in China's Wave of Globalization TCL stands for "The Creative Life," a slogan that represents TCL's aspirations of building one of China's most innovative and resourceful enterprises. Founded in 1981, TCL is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China with a global presence. TCL Corporation has three listed companies: TCL Corporation (SZ.000100), TCL Multimedia HK:1070 and TCL Communication HK:2618 . Currently, TCL Corporation has set up four business units -- TCL Multimedia Holdings, TCL Communication Holdings, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and Home Appliances Group, as well as six business groups -- System Technology Unit, Techne Group, Emerging Business Group, Investment Group, Logistic & Service Group and Real Estate Group. TCL employs more than 60,000 people and has more than 40 sales offices around the world, selling TCL, Thomson branded television and TCL, Alcatel branded mobile phones. TCL is now the seventh TV manufacturer in the world and has sold over 10 million flat screens in 2011 under the brand TCL and Thomson in Europe, TCL on other continents. TCL has opened in October 2011 a 8.5 generation LCD panel factory worth $ 5 billion. With this new plant, TCL controls the entire value chain and strengthen its ability to meet the growing demand of its customers. TCL Corporation has established R&D centers and more than ten R&D branches in China, U.S.A., France and Singapore and owns 20 manufacturing bases globally, in China, Poland, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam. TCL's vision is to build the most creative Chinese brand in ten years. Looking forward to the future, TCL has drawn up a strategic development target: to build a respected global leading enterprise that offers customers only the most innovative and creative products.

About Orange
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide, including 102,000 employees in France, and sales of 33.8 billion euros in the first nine months of 2011. Present in 35 countries, the Group had a customer base of 221 million customers at 30 September 2011, including 145 million customers under the Orange brand, the Group's single brand for internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. At 30 September 2011, the Group had 162 million mobile customers and 14 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information (on the internet and on your mobile):,,

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.

TCL press contacts :
Agence Wellcom : Stéphanie Beauhaire – Jean-Christophe Malard
Tel.: +33 1 46 34 60 60
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Orange press contact :
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