SKHIRAT, Morocco Dec 8 France's Orange
would look to make a bid for Vivendi 's pay-TV
Canal Plus if it came up for sale, Chief Executive Officer
Stephane Richard said on Thursday.
The former telecoms monopoly is keen on forming an alliance
and much closer operational cooperation with Canal Plus, Richard
added, without elaborating on the detailed structure of such a
potentially far-reaching partnership.
"If Canal Plus were up for sale tomorrow, Orange would
definitely look into it. Obviously," Richard told reporters on
the fringes of a news conference in Skhirat, Morocco.
(Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Writing by Mathieu Rosemain;
Editing by Richard Balmforth)