Alain Weill


Altice France’s Weill concedes defeat in battle with Orange

Altice France CEO Alain Weill has admitted defeat and will make the group’s TV channels BFM TV, BFM Business, RMC Découverte and RMC Story available free of charge to operators after Orange this week came good on its threat to cut their signal in the absence of a deal between the pair. BFM TV disappeared […]

RMC Sport app available on XBOX after Microsoft/Altice pact

Microsoft and Altice France have announced the launch of the RMC Sport app on XBOX ONE. The new partnership will enable XBOX ONE users to access RMC Sport content such as UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the English Premier League as well as the sports including basketball, tennis and athletics. The RMC Sport channels […]

Altice sees subscriber recovery but revenue and earnings tumble

Altice Europe saw a recovery in its subscriber numbers in France in the quarter to September but at the cost of a reduction in revenue and profitability. Altice hailed a strong commercial performance and headlined “more than one million customers won back in France” in its results release. The operator added 52,000 fixed broadband customers […]

Altice’s Weill calls ‘opening of debate’ on net neutrality

Europe must “stop being naïve” in the face of aggressive competition from US and Chinese internet giants that have build global businesses on the back of net neutrality and it is important to “open the debate” on making them pay network operators to transport their data, according to Alain Weill, CEO of Altice France. Weill […]

Altice France unveils RMC Sport offering

While Canal+ struggles to handle the fallout from its loss of Ligue 1 rights to Spain’s Mediapro, rival service provider Altice France has unveiled its revamped RMC Sport offering, which will carry the group’s flagship sports content, UEFA Champions League and Europa League football. The RMC Sport service, which will comprise five channels, will debut […]

Altice France ‘unlikely’ to bid for Ligue 1 rights

Altice France/SFR is unlikely to participate in the forthcoming auction for French Ligue 1 football rights, according to CEO Alain Weill. Weill, interviewed by the Journal du Dimanche, said that RMC Sport, the group’s new sports offering, worked “very well” without the French championship, however important it is. The sports service holds the rights to […]

Altice France completes NextRadioTV acquisition

Altice France has completed the acquisition of NextRadioTV following approval of the deal by French media regulator the CSA. Altice, which had previously acquired a 49% stake in NextRadioTV in 2015, is now 100% owner of the group, which was founded by the current Altice France CEO Alain Weill. The acquisition brings together cable and […]

Altice France unveils initiatives for growth, renames SFR Sport

Altice France/SFR CEO Alain Weill has promised a return to growth for the beleaguered French operator. Weill has also renamed the operator’s SFR Sport offering as RMC Sport to aid it in finding new distribution agreements outside the parent organization. The operator also plans to develop its OTT TV offering. Weill told journalists in Paris […]

Drahi steps in as Altice CEO resigns after share price nose-dives

Michel Combes has resigned as Altice chairman and CEO following the company’s worse-than-expected quarterly results last week. Altice’s share price sank by a over a quarter following the results that highlighted a poor performance by French unit SFR in particular and spooked investors concerned about the company’s debt level. Combes having fallen on his sword, […]