BT Broadcast Services is hoping to strike deals with French broadcasters after launching a new fibreoptic cable link between Paris and London.

The link means French companies can gain access to BT's

BT Broadcast Services is hoping to strike deals with French broadcasters after launching a new fibreoptic cable link between Paris and London.

The link means French companies can gain access to BT's international satellite and cable network, covering Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, allowing BT to pose its most serious threat yet to French uplink companies.