Altice France


RMC Sport debuts on Molotov

In a sign of the growing rapprochement between the pair, Altice France’s premium sports channels are to be distributed by OTT TV platform Molotov. Altice’s five RMC Sports channels will be made available to Molotov’s estimated seven million users for €18.99 a month without an ongoing contract, enabling Molotov viewers to tune in to UEFA […]

Altice taking majority control of Molotov to create ‘Spotify of television’

Altice France is to take a majority stake in linear OTT TV operator Molotov. The pair have entered into exclusive negotiations, with Altice promising to give Molotov the means to become a major OTT TV actor in France and internationally, and a vehicle for the distribution of French and international content globally. Under Altice’s plan, […]

Canal+ ‘close to deal’ to resell Premier League rights to RMC Sport

French pay TV operator Canal+ is close to agreeing the resale of part of its English Premier League rights to Altice France-owned RMC Sport, according to local press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, the pay TV operator has made a formal request to the Premier League to co-distribute a substantial tranche of […]

Altice France names new RMC Sport chief executive

Altice France has named Laurent Eichinger as CEO of RMC Sport, replacing François Pesenti, who is leaving the group. Eichinger has most recently been working as head of equestrian channel Equidia, having previously taken part in the launch of BFMTV as director of production and subsequently headed up sports thematic channels Infosport+, Sport+ and Golf+ […]

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 […]

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