Altice France


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 […]

Altice France gets green light for more local TV acquisitions

French media regulator the CSA has given the green light for service provider and media company Altice France to acquire two local news and information channels owned by D ICI TV. The watchdog has given the go-ahead for Altice to take control of local channels D ICI Alpes and D ICI Provence, which are available […]

SFR and Bouygues Telecom launch box-free TV with Samsung smart TVs

French service providers SFR and Bouygues Telecom have simultaneously launched box-free TV offers with TV services available from smart TV apps. Bouygues Telecom’s BBox Smart TV offering is part of a triple-play package that provides TV access via a B.TV+ app pre-installed exclusively on Samsung smart TVs. Bouygues said that the offering was designed to […]

Altice Europe turns in solid Q1 performance

Altice Europe has turned in what founder Patrick Drahi was able to describe as “a solid performance…against this challenging backdrop” in the quarter to March. The company saw its revenues grow by 3.6% or 3.1% on a constant currency basis to €3.5 billion. EBITDA was up by 1% to €1.3 billion. Revenue was up in […]

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