EURO 2016

Eiffel tower
31/05/2016 - 06h00

Press release
Paris, 30th May 2016



Light up the Eiffel Tower every match evening of UEFA EURO 2016 with Orange and the City of Paris

On the 14th of April, Orange, official sponsor and telecoms provider of UEFA EURO 2016, kicked off its new global sponsorship platform – Orange Sponsors You – to give fans the recognition they deserve by turning the spotlight on them.

Orange is sharing over 3,000 match tickets and 200 VIP experiences to watch the warm-up games with fans. Yesterday, Orange launched its new global TV and advertising campaign, starring Zinédine Zidane, who sends his scouts to scour the globe and help Orange to find the world’s biggest fans, this advertisement will be combined with a totally immersive 360° film to be launched on on the 6th of June.

Show your support for football by lighting up the Eiffel tower  

From the 10th of June, in partnership with the City of Paris, Orange will offer fans the chance to play in the creation of a spectacular lightshow extravaganza in the French capital. Every day during UEFA EURO 2016, there will be a match on the pitch… and a digital match between fans. In celebration of their passion, fans will be able influence how one of the world’s most iconic monuments, the Eiffel Tower, is uniquely lit up. On the evening of every match day, 10 minutes after the final whistle of the last match of the day, the Eiffel Tower will be illuminated with the colours of the country playing that day and which received the biggest support, by fans on social media. A selection of the best fans’ messages from social will also be broadcast on the Eiffel Tower. The illumination will be shown live on



Beatrice Mandine, senior executive vice president for brand and communications at Orange commented: "Thanks to the City of Paris, we’re not just putting the fans in the spotlight, we’re giving fans the opportunity to decide how Paris and the Eiffel Tower will participate in celebrating UEFA EURO 2016. This is a unique opportunity that Orange is offering to fans to make UEFA EURO 2016 a festive time for all."

"This unique partnership between the City of Paris and Orange gives the keys of the illumination of this exceptional monument to Parisians and visitors who are all gathered here by the same passion for football and the values of sport. This aligns our desire to make UEFA EURO 2016 a popular and festive event, in which everyone can be a full participant, "says Jean-François Martins, Assistant to the Mayor of Paris in charge of Sports and Tourism.

Anyone from anywhere in the world, whether they are an Orange customer or not, can play and show their support via social (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) by using the hashtag of their favourite country playing that day (for example, #FRA for France or #England for England). These messages or videos will be measured each match day, between 00.01am to 21.30pm.

Be the Official Fan of the Match – An Orange Exclusive

During each match of the competition, Orange will scout for the most passionate supporter in the stadium. Orange will shine the spotlight on them and designate them as "Fan of the Match". They will be announced by UEFA at half time, with their picture projected on the big screens around the stadium, on the Eiffel Tower and on Orange’s social platforms. The winner will also be invited onto the pitch to receive an official Fan of the Match trophy presented by Orange and UEFA at the end of the game.

To select the Fan of the Match, Orange has a dedicated team of photographers on the lookout for fans that go that extra mile in passionately showing their support for their teams.

  • For more information on Orange Sponsors You, visit
  • Discover the Orange Sponsors You global TV advertisement featuring Zinedine Zidane:
  • For various Eiffel Tower animated images, go to or contact the Orange press office
  • The Orange Sponsors You platform and digital strategy for Orange has been delivered by Poke
  • The Orange Sponsors You global advertising campaign starring Zinedine Zidane was directed by Ivan Grbovic and produced by Publicis

* Please note that the illumination time of the Eiffel Tower is subject to change and dependent on when the last game finishes on each match day

About Orange
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40 billion euros in 2015 and 155,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2016, including 96,000 employees in France. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 252 million customers worldwide at 31 March 2016, including 191 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.

Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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