Orange is seeking to boost its broadband TV services with a bid for the failed video-on-demand enterprise Project Kangaroo.
Developed as a joint venture between ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, Project Kangaroo was forced to disband following a ruling from the Competition Commission earlier this year.
The broadcasters are now seeking to sell off assets including the technology behind the on-demand service.
A spokesperson for Orange confirmed to the Guardian that the mobile broadband provider is considering a bid.
However, it is likely that the technology will be used for the Orange TV service currently being developed for the French market.
"On Orange TV we are very cautious about what we are saying in the UK but [Project Kangaroo] could help us in developing more quickly Orange TV projects in France," the spokesperson for Orange's parent company France Telecom told the newspaper.
The Competition Commission published its final report on Project Kangaroo in February, suggesting that the deal would threaten competition in the on-demand market as the broadcasters are "each other's closest competitors".