Altice France


Free signs new channels deal with Altice but sues over Virgin Mobile acquisition

Altice France/SFR has signed a new agreement with Iliad Telecom/Free for the continued carriage of its channels BFM TV, RMC Découverte, RMC Story, BFM Paris and BFM Lyon Métropole. At the same time, Free has opened hostilities with Altice on another front by filing a lawsuit. The agreement for carriage of Altice France’s TV channels […]

Altice France’s Weill concedes defeat in battle with Orange

Altice France CEO Alain Weill has admitted defeat and will make the group’s TV channels BFM TV, BFM Business, RMC Découverte and RMC Story available free of charge to operators after Orange this week came good on its threat to cut their signal in the absence of a deal between the pair. BFM TV disappeared […]

Orange may follow Free in dropping Altice France channels

Orange may follow rival French service provider Free in dropping Altice France’s TV channels over disputed carriage terms, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking on the France 2 TV channel, Richard said that Orange was likely to follow Free by refusing to pay for the carriage of free-to-air channels BFM TV, RMC Découverte and RMC […]

Altice France launches SFR Box 8 for €5 a month

Altice France/SFR has launched its latest box, the SFR Box 8, commercially for €5 a month for all customers. SFR said its latest offering marked the first time that a French operator had allowed customers to choose their own equipment. Customers with access to the operator’s fibre network will have the option of upgrading to […]

Free poised to drop Altice France channels

French service provider Free is poised to cease distributing Altice France’s channels as the carriage fee dispute between the pair rumbles on, according to a press report. According to Le Figaro, citing unnamed sources, Free is set to stop distributing the channels from Friday, following demand by Altice that telecom operators pay for the channels […]

Altice France looking to expand local TV network with Grand Lille TV stake

Altice France has entered into exclusive talks to take an indirect stake in local TV channel provider Grand Lille TV, which operates three channels in the Lille region. Altice has asked media regulator the CSA for authorisation to rebrand the three channels – Grand Lille TV, Grand Littoral TV et Grand Lille Info– as BFM […]

Watchdog rules in Free’s favour in channel carriage dispute with Altice France

French media watchdog the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) has ruled that service provider Free has the right to refuse to carry the channels of Altice France and associated services. The ruling deals a blow to Altice France, which has been in dispute with Free over the terms under which BFM TV, RMC Découverte and […]

SFR takes on Free with new box, rollout in other markets to follow

French service provider Altice France/SFR has unveiled its latest set-top box, the AFR Box 8, designed by the group’s in-house R&D unit, Altice Labs. The box, which is being launched in France, will in fact be rolled out across Altice Europe’s other markets subsequently. The launch of the box follows the much higher-profile unveiling of […]

Altice France unveils new TV features

Altice France has unveiled a number of new value-added services to its TV offering. The group has launched a new catch-up TV interface and services for its BFM TV, BFM Business, RMC Story and RMC Découverte channels. Altice said that its new offering included an immersive interface that gives rapid access to video-on-demand services. Catch-up […]

Alchimie to provide VOD content to SFR

Content aggregator and distributor Alchimiehas signed a three-year agreement with Altice France/ SFR to provide the operator with 2,000 hours of documentaries for SFR’s factual VOD channels for its Power and Premium subscribers.  Alchimie will provide SFR with a selection of 2,000 hours of documentaries spanning nature, culture, travel, history, science and technology programming. The shows will be […]

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