Deezer extends Orange telecom partnership for two more years

Deezer logo July 2016Deezer has expanded its deal with mobile carrier Orange, which will be the exclusive telecom partner for the streaming service through to summer 2018. This should be a positive financial move for Deezer; the Orange contract provided 24% of its revenue in the first half of 2015.

“We are delighted to extend this strategic agreement with Orange [which originated] in 2010,” said Alexis de Gemini, director general of Deezer France. “For two years, we [will] work hand in hand with Orange France teams to create a new distribution strategy for our premium offerings.”

The two companies have been collaborating since 2010, and Orange was most recently a participant in a $109 million fundraising round for Deezer at the start of this year. Access Industries led that round, and it is now the majority owner of Deezer.

Anna Washenko