This week GVT begins operations in five new municipalities in the states of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo with a complete portfolio of broadband services, pay TV and fixed telephony with an investment exceeding $ 100 million. In the five cities interested in acquiring the services of the operator can now order them by phone 103 25. In 2011 the company began operating in 21 cities in nine states. This year are already six cities in four states, with estimates that by the end of the year the company has launched 20 to 25 new cities, including the arrival of new states.


Activision Blizzard

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – Arctic Games

Activision Publishing has announced the release of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – Arctic Games, the entertaining video expansion for Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, the upcoming fourth title in this license. Players of all ages can play the role of Manny, Sid, Diego and their furry friends, and can compete in zany competitions either as teams or one-on-one. The game, developed by Behavior Interactive, will be available this summer for Nintendo consoles with Wii™, portable Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ consoles and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and has a PEGI 3 rating. For more information about this game, visit


Universal Music

Les Diamants sont Éternels

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of diva Dalida’s passing, Universal Music has released Les Diamants sont Éternels. This complete collection of the artist’s work spans her career from her first recordings in 1956 to her last hits from 1987, including some tracks recorded live that display her finest moments onstage. In an individually numbered limited edition, the collection is presented in a luxury boxed set featuring 24 CDs, a 60-page booklet lavishly illustrated with rare and personal documents, texts by Philippe Labro and Jacques Pessis, and a collection of 25 photos.



SFR will soon be offering Kaptéo, the first voice-operated pedestrian GPS developed for the visually impaired. This is the first time SFR has launched a product designed for those with disabilities. This battery-operated GPS navigation system, which is the first of its kind to feature 100% voice operation, helps make day-to-day trips on foot or by public transportation easier for the visually impaired. Tested via Atelier SFR’s beta-testing platform, Kaptéo received favorable reviews. The visually impaired testers agreed that, although the product could still be further improved, it helped them to become more independent and was a very useful tool during their excursions. This product will be available for sale at Studio SFR in Paris beginning on November 15.


Maroc Telecom

Maroc Telecom has launched the first BlogoCup, a special amateur sporting event designed to help create ties and friendships among members of the Moroccan blogosphere. Four football teams competed in this first event, comprising bloggers, journalists and employees of Casanet and Maroc Telecom employees. This initiative confirms Maroc Telecom’s strategy of maintaining close ties with representatives of the blogosphere, which it launched in 2011 with BlogoFtour, an event bringing together nearly 40 bloggers and employees of the operator in Casablanca. And with its organization of the BlogoCup, Maroc Telecom is reaffirming its commitment to supporting the blogger community in Morocco.



UGC teams up with Canal+ Régie

Canal+ Régie, a subsidiary of Canal+, has become the advertising partner of the UGC network, the second-leading movie-theater operator in France with 364 theaters, including 198 in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. Canal+ Régie will handle the exclusive marketing of UGC’s advertising screens for a period of five years beginning January 1, 2013. This is the first time that a movie-theater operator will be marketed by the advertising subsidiary of a television company, which in this case is also involved in the film sector.