Cable, telecom and content investor Altice is to group its audiovisual media units, which include news channel BFM TV, in a single building in the XV arrondissement of Paris, near other media groups including TF1 and France Télévisions, according to a report in French news magazine L’Express, which is owned by the group.
Altice recently teamed up with media entrepreneur Alain Weill to acquire Weill’s NextRadioTV group, which owns news channel BFM TV, thematic channel RMC Découverte, and radio services RMC and BFM Business, with an option to take full control of this media group in 2019.
Altice also owns thematic channels Vivolta, Shorts TV and Kombat Sport and thematic channel provider MCS group, which produces Ma Chaîne Sport and its international offshoot, extreme sports channel MCS Extreme, wellbeing channel MCS Bien-étre, MCS Tennis, and lifestyle channels MCS Fashion and MCS Maison.
The group also owns the rights to air English Premier League football in France, while its telecom unit SFR recently launched subscription video-on-demand service Zive.
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