Iliad has no immediate plans to provide access to Netflix

13 Oct 2014

French telecoms operator Iliad, which trades under the Free banner, has reportedly decided not to distribute streaming content from video-on-demand (VoD) provider Netflix through its multi-play box for the time being, domestic newspaper Les Echos reports. Iliad’s CEO Maxime Lombardini was cited as saying that accepting the conditions offered by Netflix ‘does not seem like a good idea’. Netflix is reportedly offering to pay 10% of revenues to internet service providers (ISPs) for distributing its service, while other VoD platforms currently offer around 30%.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, last week telecoms provider SFR became the first major telco in the country to include Netflix access via its ‘Red’ branded quad-play service; rivals Orange and Bouygues previously confirmed that they would offer access to the streaming service from November 2014.

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