Altice Europe


Altice’s NextRadioTV axes sports news channel, downsizing pay TV operation

Altice Europe’s French media arm NextRadioTV is to axe its sports news channel and has announced plans for a major revamp of its media activities that will involve significant cuts and job losses. The group will shut down RMC Sport News and will wind down its involvement in sports including athletics, equestrian sports and tennis. […]

Altice Europe unveils new Portuguese fibre wholesaler

Altice Europe has unveiled the creation of Fastfiber, the fibre wholesale outfit for Portugal formerly known as Altice Portugal FTTH. The launch of the newly branded company follows the December 2019 acquisition by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ of a 49.99% stake in the fibre unit. Altice says that Fastfiber is by far the largest FTTH […]

Altice’s Hot Telecoms breaks off Partner talks

Altice Europe’s Israeli business Hot Telecoms has officially ended talks with Partner Communications over a potential merger.  In a succinct statement, Altice said: “Altice Europe has taken note of recent market speculation regarding Hot Telecommunication Systems and Partner Communications. Altice Europe confirms that its fully owned subsidiary Hot has terminated discussions regarding the potential acquisition […]

Altice expects to ‘remain resilient’ after exceeding 2019 expectations

Service provider Altice Europe expects its cash-flow to “remain resilient” in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic after it ended 2019 on a high with revenue for the full year growing by 11.2% to €4.042 billion, an improvement on the 6.9% growth recorded in 2018. The company said its performance exceeded guidance it had given. […]

Cellcom and Bezeq both in talks to buy Golan

Telco Cellcom Israel is in talks to acquire Golan Telecom, the operator has confirmed. On February 16, the company issued a statement which said: “Cellcom Israel Ltd. announced today that it is in negotiations with Golan Telecom Ltd.’s, or Golan Telecom, shareholders, in regards to possible purchase of their holdings in Golan Telecom. The Company […]

Altice Europe chief says RMC Sport will hold on to Champions League

Service provider Altice Europe will not surrender its hold on UEFA Champions League football rights in France, which it holds until 2021, according to CEO Alain Weill, as reported by French press.   Altice Europe, which owns the RMC Sport and BFMTV channels, has so far declined to sell the final season rights to the […]

Altice’s Hot submits bid for Partner

Altice Europe has confirmed speculation that its Israeli subsidiary Hot Telecommunications has put in a bid for 100% of troubled telco Partner Communications. In a statement published on January 29, Altice said: “Altice Europe confirms that its fully owned subsidiary Hot has submitted an offer for 100% of the share capital of Partner Communications. No […]

Altice launches new tech-focused TV channel on SFR and Orange

Altice France has launched a new TV channel based on its technology news website 01net. The channel, 01TV, is available on the TV service of Altice-owned SFR and also on Orange’s service. The TV channel enables viewers to follow reports by the 01net editorial team live and also on catch-up TV. The channel started airing […]

Altice Europe sells Portuguese tower stake to Cellnex for €200m

Cable and telecom giant Altice Europe’s Portuguese unit Meo has sold its 25% stake in cellular tower company Omtel to Cellnex for €200 million as the first step in the independent Spanish tower company taking complete control of Omtel. Altice sold a majority stake in Omtel to a consortium led by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners […]

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