Orange tie-up offers Canal+ subscribers mobile payment option

Satellite_Television_DishesTelevision subscribers in parts of Africa will soon be able to pay for their Canal+ subscriptions on their mobile phones. (Image source: Bbbremi)A new partnership will enable a number of Canal+/Canalsat subscribers in Africa the option to pay their subscription fees on their mobile phones

Orange Money users in Madagascar will be the first to be able to use the service that will enable Canal+ customers to pay their fees directly from their mobiles from June 2012.

Both parties have said they hope to be able to offer the mobile payment service to subscribers in the African countries where the Orange Money service is currently available by the end of the year.

Canal+ Overseas president Guy Lafarge described the partnership with Orange as providing “an innovative and simple means of payment”, while France Telecom-Orange executive vice president Marc Rennard said the agreement was an example of the company’s “resolve to continually broaden it range of Orange Money services”.

“Thanks to the different partnerships based around Orange Money, we wish to improve the lives of our customers by providing them with a quick and simple means of accessing all services, on a day-to-day basis,” said Rennard, whose responsibilities stretch across Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Orange Money has been launched in nine countries to date, including Botswana, Cameroon, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Kenya, and has reached more than 3.5 million customers, while Canal+ Afrique is present in more than 20 Sub-Saharan African countries.

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