Altice France


Altice France acquires 100% control of Coriolis Télécom

Altice France has acquired 100% control service provider Coriolis Télécom in its latest move to consolidate smaller mobile-centric players in the French market. Altice will initially pay €298 million, with a delayed additional payment of €117 million, for the operator. The latest acquisition follows that of Afone Participations, owner of a 50% stake in mobile […]

Altice Media launches new AVOD and streaming platform

Altice Media has launched a new AVOD and live streaming offering with free on-demand, catch-up and exclusive content – RMC BFM Play. The media arm of French service provider Altice France said that the new offering would reinforce the accessibility of programming from the RMC BFM stable of channels with innovative functionality. The service will […]

Altice’s Weill to leave the company on July 1

Altice France, SFR and Altice Media CEO Alain Weill is to leave the company on July 1. Weill is leaving the group 20 years after he created the NextRadioTV Group and six years after selling it to Altice. Weill, who is leaving to focus on other projects, said that “a new page is opening for […]

SFR taps MediaKind for UEFA Champions League

Altice France’s SFR, the country’s second-largest telecoms service provider, has extended the deployment of technology outfit MediaKind’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) solution to deliver live OTT coverage of UEFA) Champions League football. In August 2020, MediaKind’s VSPP solution enabled SFR to deliver sporting content to its highest ever live streaming audience, according to […]

Altice France expands regional TV service further

Altice France has taken another step forward with its strategy of becoming a significant player in French regional and local TV by acquiring Azur TV, a channel covering the Cote d’Azur region. The latest acquisition, which is subject to approval by media regulator the CSA, follows Altice’s acquisition and rebranding or launch of channels BFM […]

SFR launches voice-activated speaker targeting Box+TV customers

Altice France/SFR is launching a voice-activated connected speaker follow up from its SFR Box 8 launch and its Box+TV offer. The service provider has teamed up with tech outfits Devialet and Sagemcom, whose respective technologies also underpin a similar product recently launched by Vodafone España. The SFR hardware product will be available in two versions […]

Altice confirms guidance after solid Q2 despite media decline

Altice Europe has managed to confirm its financial guidance for the full year after turning in a solid Q2 performance in the face of the impact on the coronavirus crisis which, among other things, saw its media revenues plummet due to the collapse of the advertising market and the suspension of sports. Revenue for the […]

Mediapro’s Téléfoot set for partnership with Netflix

Mediapro’s forthcoming premium French football channel Téléfoot is set to strike a partnership with Netflix that will see both services offered to subscribers for €30, according to a report by French sports paper L’Équipe. A deal with Netflix to offer the services as a joint bundle would represent a saving to consumers. Mediapro chief Jaume […]

Mediapro moves to boost French football channel with RMC Sport Champions League deal

Altice France-owned sports broadcaster RMC Sport is set to strike an agreement to share next season’s UEFA Champions League football rights with Mediapro, the Spanish broadcaster and producer that has already disrupted the French premium sports world by acquiring the rights to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. According to financial daily Les Echos, Mediapro’s Téléfoot, […]

Altice’s BFMTV debuts new ‘automated vertical’ live mobile video

Altice France-owned news channel BFMTV has launched a new ‘vertical’ smartphone video experience that automatically converts the horizontal frames of standard TV streams to a vertical format better suited to smartphone screens. The news channel has tapped technology startup Wildmoka to provide the workflow for the new service, dubbed ‘Live Vertical’, which is claimed as […]

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