Activision Publishing has unveiled the first games that will be available for Wii U when it is released in France at the end of November. The new console will have a varied catalog, in particular including Call of Duty Black Ops II, Skylanders Giants, 007 Legends and Transformers Prime. The Wii U versions will bring players a fresh gaming experience adapted to dual-screen mode and the console’s GamePad™. In Call of Duty Black Ops II for Wii U, players can call for support units or intuitively choose a drop zone, and in Transformers Prime for Wii U they will use their Gamepad™ to steer Bumblebee through a collapsing canyon, update their combat skills from the touch-screen and much more.


Universal Music
Mika: The Origin of Love

Since the release of his first album, Life in Cartoon Motion, multi-platinum pop artist Mika has had five world tours and sold over eight million albums worldwide. Now he’s back with his third album, The Origin of Love (Barclay), produced by Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun and featuring contributions from William Orbit, Greg Wells and Benny Benassi with Pharell Williams. On this new offering, recorded in Montreal, Mika sings of joy, love and tolerance.


An international network of operators

SFR Business Team has launched Network Team, a network of international partners that includes Verizon, Vodafone, Etisalat, Maroc Telecom and Tata Communications. With this partnership, French companies and multinationals based in France will have access to comprehensive, reliable telecommunications solutions around the world. This offering will initially cover a virtual private IP network solution, and will provide for interoperability between the customer’s connected sites, the prioritization of flows among the customer’s sites connected to each of the partner networks, service-quality commitments on the routing of data among the networks, and an interface (tools and/or customer service representatives) that ensures quality monitoring and reporting on the performance of services delivered by the partners. Other agreements with different operators should be announced over the coming months.


Maroc Telecom
Even more benefits

Maroc Telecom is once again expanding the benefits offered with its mobile plans for business customers. The free hours usually offered in the evening and weekend time periods are now included in the plan. Customers can use all the time in their plan to make calls at any time of day, seven days per week, to all numbers in Morocco and even those outside the country.* All unused minutes are also automatically rolled over to the next month. Practical and budget-friendly, the new mobile plans are designed to meet the needs of business customers. To learn more about these plans, stop in at any Maroc Telecom outlet or contact the customer-relations center at 777.

*For capped-rate plans: international calls to all regions included in the plan.


Dourados : a new city

Last week, GVT launched its operations in another city, Dourados, located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and with about 200 000 inhabitants. With the launch, the company will have a presence in 136 cities throughout Brazil. The arrival of GVT in the city had an initial investment of $ 19 million, creating about 170 direct and indirect jobs.


Green light from the authorities
The French competition authority has given Canal+ the green light, under certain conditions, to buy the Direct 8 and Direct Star channels from Bolloré. Following extensive discussions with the authority, Canal+ agreed to make a number of substantial commitments aimed at serving the interests of television viewers and promoting French and European productions. These new commitments round out the ones made in July, which imposed strict restrictions on Canal+ in terms of rights acquisitions. This agreement will allow Canal+ to complete its acquisition of Direct 8 and Direct Star – initially announced on September 8, 2011 – at the end of this month.