Altice France


RMC taps Wiztivi for Sony PS4 sports app

TV technology outfit Wiztivi is providing Altice Europe-owned channel provider RMC with a new user experience for sports fans via the OTT RMC Sport TV app for Sony PlayStation 4. Via the RMC Sport app, Altice France-owned SFR’s fixed line, mobile and OTT subscribers have access to from 5-11 extra live RMC Sports channels. The […]

Altice Europe strikes €1.8bn FTTH deal to create ‘leading wholesaler in Europe’

Altice Europe is to sell half of its French fibre-to-the-home business, bringing €1.8 billion in cash to SFR. AlticeFrance has entered into an exclusive agreement with a consortium comprising Allianz Capital Partners, AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and OMERS Infrastructure to sell a 49.99% stake in SFR FTTH in a deal that gives the […]

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 names new local TV chief to develop French business

Altice France has named Emmanuel Roye to head up local TV initiatives in France as deputy director in charge of BFM Regions. In his new post, Roye will be in charge of Altice’s deployment of local media activities in France, particularly to launch of new regional TV channels. Among these is BFM Lyon, formerly known […]

Canal+ regains English Premier League from RMC Sport

Canal+ has secured the rights to English Premier League football in France for three seasons from next year and has renewed its existing contract for the Premier League in Poland. Winning back the Premier League, currently held by Altice’s RMC Sport, is a significant coup for the embattled pay TV broadcaster, which saw its grip […]

Canal+ strikes deal with SFR to include RMC Sport in offering

French pay TV outfit Canal+ has struck a deal with rival SFR to include the latter’s RMC Sport offering in its line-up of channels. The agreement will enable Canal+’s satellite customers to follow the UEFA Champions League football tournament, which is exclusively carried by RMC Sport and which kicked off yesterday with matches to interest […]

Altice ‘planning to sell’ stake in fibre business

Cable and telecom group Altice Europe plans to sell a stake in its fibre infrastructure in its latest drive to reduce its indebtedness, according to local reports. According to French financial daily Les Echos, the new fibre joint venture could be worth over €3 billion. In addition to reducing the company’s debt pile, securing investment […]

Altice France integrates RMC Sport and BFMTV into press portal

Altice France has integrated content from its RMC Sport and BFMTV channels on its newly revamped press publishing portal, SFR Presse, which launched last month. RMC Sport, which recently launched a new six-channel line-up of TV service, has been available on the portal since the Ligue 1 Conforama and English Premier League seasons kicked off […]

Altice Europe to sell Dominican Republic towers business

Cable, telecom and media group Altice Europe is to sell Dominican Republic towers business to private equity outfit Blackstone for US$170 million (€145 million). Altice Europe has agreement to sell 100% of Teletorres del Caribe, which will control 1,049 sites currently operated by Altice Dominicana, to Blackstone portfolio company Phoenix Tower International. Altice Dominicana will […]

Altice France launches OTT TV with new Android box

Altice France/SFR has launched a new Android TV OTT box to enable users to access its premium content on any TV set, whether they are existing SFR customers or not. The Connect TV de SFR box is to be sold for €69, initially via SFR’s own retail outlets, with online sales to follow. The box […]

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