Altice France


BFMTV basks in ratings success despite Champions League controversy

Altice France-owned news channel BFMTV has been basking in rating success following its broadcast of the weekend’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, despite a bubbling controversy over whether it should have aired the match. The channel was the third most-watched channel in France as a result of airing the market, […]

Canal+ and Altice France strike Premier League deal

Canal+ and Altice France have struck an agreement whereby Altice France’s RMC Sport customers will have access to all English Premier League matches for the next three seasons. The deal followed Canal+ regaining the rights to the competition last October. Canal+ said it was “very happy” to be able to offer to its subscribers the […]

Xavier Niel reportedly looking at investment in Molotov as Altice stumbles

Free founder Xavier Niel may step into the breach if French OTT TV player Molotov’s investors block the company’s planned sale to Altice France, according to local reports. According to L’Opinion, citing unnamed sources, Niel, a long-time acquaintance of Molotov co-founder Jean-David Blanc, is prepared to take part in a new capital increase via his […]

Altice France names new BFMTV chief

Altice France has named Marc-Olivier Fogiel as director-general of news channel BFMTV. Fogiel succeeds Hervé Beroud, who has been named deputy  CEO of Altice Media, the group’s overall media arm, in charge of sport and news. Fogiel will report to Beroud. “The arrival of Marc-Olivier, a remarkable journalist, at the head of BFMTV, symbolises our […]

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 France battles it out with Free in channel dispute

Altice France and telecom operator Free continue to be engaged in a stand-off over the retransmission of Altice’s free-to-air TV services on the Freebox platform. Altice has been seeking retransmission fees for the distribution of its channels on the model of commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6. Altice France CEO Alain Weill, as reported by Le […]

Altice France and Free in stand-off over channels

Altice France and Iliad Telecom/Free are engaged in a stand-off over the carriage of the former’s channels by the latter. Altice France said it was pulling its TV channels from Free’s TV platform after the pair failed to strike acceptable carriage terms, despite the intercession of media regulator the CSA as arbitrator. “Despite our position […]

Altice sees strong subscriber recovery but revenues dip

Altice Europe has seen a strong recovery in subscriber numbers in France and growth in Portugal, but its revenues for 2018 dipped. Altice France/SFR attracted 1.3 million customers in the course of the year, more than the number of customers lost over the three years since Altice’s acquisition of SFR. The French unit saw churn […]

Altice accepts CSA mediation in Free dispute

Altice France has accepted mediation from audiovisual media regulator the CSA in its dispute with service provider Free over carriage terms for its TV channels, ending for now the threat that they could be removed from the Freebox service. Altice said in a tweet that it had noted that Free was no longer rejecting in […]

Videofutur to provide quad-play fibre service over SFR RIP

Altice France/SFR has struck an agreement with French service provider Videofutur whereby the latter will make its commercial fibre offering available via the Réseaux d’Initiative Publique (RIP) – shared networks supported by local authorities – that are exploited by SFR. Videofutur plans to deploy its commercial fibre offering to two million homes covered by the […]

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