January 22, 2004ValKiri has been in charge of ceramic tiles production in the Arcosanti Ceramics Studio since 1999. One of her recent projects was to make tiles as signs for the public bathrooms in the East Crescent, Unit 8, and at the ceramics apse location.[Photo & Text: aa] The tiles are in place. Color behind the tile matches the color of the door to each bathroom.[Photo & Text: aa] The sign for the handicap accessible bathroom at the ceramics apse.[Photo & Text: aa]
Orange France saw a boost from its Livebox Play combined set-top and gateway offering in the first quarter, with over 300,000 subscriber signing up in the first two months. The service, which launched on February 7, priced from €39.90 a month as part of a new multi-play package, includes a range of new features, such as the ability to browse the internet and access multiple application stores, and interact on social networks direct from their TVs.Orange France saw its TV customer base grow 14.3% year-on-year to the end of March to 5.208 million. The company reported 5.067 million TV subs at the end of last year.Orange’s French fixed broadband customer base rose 2.7% year on year to 9.934 million subscribers at the end of the quarter. The company now has 206,000 fibre subscribers.In Poland, Orange’s TV subscriber base grew by 5.4% year-on-year but fell quarter-on-quarter to 699,000 customers, while the broadband base remained stable year-on-year with 2.333 million subscribers. Orange Poland reported 706,000 TV customers at the end of December.
French commercial broadcaster M6 Group will tomorrow launch four online TV channels on its 6play app.The four new channels on 6play are Styles, focusing on fashion and beauty, Stories, comprising television movies, Comic, a comedy channel and Crazy Kitchen, covering cooking.Valéry Gerfaud, CEO of M6 Web, said that the ambition for 6play is to give TV viewers the possibility of consuming the huge amount TV content available online and outside the existing seven-day catch-up window.Contnet on the channels has previously appeared on M6 Group channels M6, W9 and 6ter.The channels will be free to view and financed by advertising. Gerfaud said that the group would market the fact that it is delivering a premium audience within a branded environment.6play attracts 10 million unique users a month. M6 said it could add more new channels in the future.