Altice France

TF1 forges smart TV streaming partnership with Samsung

TF1 in France has unveiled a partnership with Samsung that will see its premium and ad-supported streaming content made available via Samsung smart TVs. At a time when connected TV is growing rapidly in France (with nearly 1 in 2 households now owning a Smart TV), TF1 said the agreement with Samsung Electronics France “is […]

Altice France launches 10th regional TV channel

Telecoms service provider and media company Altice France’s media arm has launched its 10th French regional channel. Altice Media’s BFM Normandie is accessible to over three million inhabitants of the Seine-Maritime, Eure, Calvados, Manche and Orne departments of Normandy. The channel provides coverage of news, local events and meetings, along with thematic magazine programming. The […]

Orange pulls Altice local channels in new carriage fee dispute

French telecom giants Altice and Orange are locked in a renewed battle over carriage of TV channels. Orange stopped distributing Altice’s nine local channels, including BFM Paris and BFM Lyon a week ago, a move first reported this week by French publication Stratégies. The move comes after the pair failed to reach agreement on carriage […]

Change at the top for Altice France

Altice France CEO Grégory Rabuel is leaving the company and will be replaced by Altice Média chief Arthur Dreyfuss. The management change, which was communicated in a note to employees, will also see Mathieu Cocq, until now executive director for Altice’s overseas operations SFR Caraïbe and SRR, will become chief executive of service provider arm […]

SFR strikes Le Pass Ligue 1 deal with Amazon

Altice France-owned service provider SFR has struck a deal with Amazon that will see it distribute the latter’s Le pass Ligue 1 offering in France in combination with Amazon Prime and its own RMC Sport service. The deal for Le Pass Ligue 1 will enable SFR to offer the UEFA Champions League football tournament in […]

SFR acquires MVNO Syma as consolidation continues

Altice France-owned service provider SFR has extended its mobile reach by acquiring MVNO Syma, which counts around 700,000 prepaid and contract customers. The move is the latest consolidation of MVNOs in France, which has seen the number of independent operators decline recently. The acquisition of Syma, reported by Le Figaro, follows last year’s acquisition of […]

TF1 and M6 to sell channels to Altice to secure merger deal approval

France’s TF1 and M6 and Altice Media have begun exclusive negotiations for the sale of two key entertainment channels owned by the broadcasters to Patrick Drahi’s group. TF1 is in talks to sell its TFX channel to Altice if TF1’s merger deal with M6 is approved. The sale will be conditional on approval of the […]

SFR combines box with projector in new offering

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has launched a new offering coupling its TV and broadband boxes with Samsung video projectors. The new proposition, which will allow users to buy or rent Samsung’s  The Freestyle projector, follows the operator’s combining of its box with a TV in 2020 and box plus game console last year. Subscribers […]

SFR launches new 8Gbps-capable Box, taking on Free

French service provider SFR, owned by Altice Group, has launched a new 8Gbps capable box, the SFR Box 8X, in a move that is seen by some observers as a direct challenge to rival Free. The SFR Box 8X, produced by Altice Labs, is a fibre modem capable of delivering speeds of up to 8Gbps. […]

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 […]

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