This year’s COD release, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, has continued the momentum established by last year’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 by setting a new sales record of over $1 billion just 15 days after its launch, according to data from Chart-Track and Activision’s internal estimates. For comparison, last year’s COD release achieved the same symbolic milestone in 16 days. These phenomenal sales demonstrate a growing interest in interactive entertainment among the general public worldwide. For more information about this new installment, please visit or



Universal Music
New album from Olivia Ruiz

Olivia Ruiz is releasing her self-penned fourth album, Le calme et la tempête. From the depth of her words to the breadth of her sound, never has this artist seemed to reach so far inside herself for the source of her songs. She coproduced all the tracks in Paris and Los Angeles, working with Tony Berg (Geffen Records’ former artistic director). A new sound was born from this meeting of two continents, two generations and two cultures. Her lyrics, which range from mischievous to melancholic, entrance the listener and result in a very personal CD that fans will not want to miss out on.



Fnac lab tests smartphones

SFR has teamed up with the Fnac’s test lab to try out smartphones, in an unprecedented collaboration between an operator and a test lab. This is the first time an operator has asked an independent laboratory to evaluate smartphone performance according to four multimedia criteria, covering photo, screen, sound and video quality. The smartphones that receive the highest scores in each category will be added to SFR’s selection. This partnership demonstrates SFR’s commitment to helping its customers choose the smartphone that best meets their needs. All of the results for the first 15 models evaluated are available at



Maroc Telecom
Stay connected

MT-Talk is an application* for mobile access to social networks (including Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk and Twitter) and e-mail accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Menara and more). To take advantage of the service’s benefits, customers need only download the MT-Talk application or access it from the MobileZone WAP site, and they can choose a one-day, one-week or one-month service period. Learn more about the various access solutions at the operator’s site.

*WAP access to Facebook and Twitter from MobileZone is available for customers without terminals compatible with MT-Talk (compatible devices).


2012 Best Practises Award

GVT has received two awards from Frost & Sullivan. The company won Best Pratices Award in the categories Brazilian Fixed Broadband Services Price Performance Value Leadership and Brazilian Pay TV Services Product Differentiation Excellence. This awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.


Announcing nc+

On November 30, Canal+, ITI and TVN announced finalization of the strategic partnership entered into in late 2011 covering the pooling of their pay-channel lineups in Poland plus a significant stake in TVN’s capital for Canal+. This pooling of Cyfra+ and TVN’s “n” lineup will result in the creation of a new company, nc+, a major satellite-television platform with a total customer base of 2.5 million. The creation of nc+ will offer subscribers top-quality entertainment with exclusive content and the latest technology. This move will also make it possible to achieve major economies of scale and gains in efficiency. The company will continue to benefit from the cooperation with TVN, in particular regarding content production. This cooperation will be boosted when Canal+ takes a stake in TVN’s capital to become a significant shareholder alongside ITI.