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RMC Sport extends French broadcasting rights to MMA bouts

MMA franchise UFC has announced an extension of its broadcast partnership with Altice-owned RMC Sport in France. In a deal that runs until 2025, the exclusive agreement will cover France, Monaco and French overseas territories. RMC Sport will continue to broadcast all main cards from every UFC event live, as well as the preliminary cards […]

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 […]

TF1 and Altice sign deal on TFX sale after employee groups give green light

French broadcaster TF1’s planned sale of its TFX channel to Altice Group has taken a step forwards after employee representative bodies of TF1 delivered their opinion and approved the proposal. Following that approval, TF1 and Altice have signed agreements relating to the sale. Completion of the deal is still subject to obtaining clearance from the […]

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 […]

Altice’s Drahi in favour of TF1-M6 merger, looking to grow media business

Altice boss Patrick Drahi has told French legislators that he is broadly in favour of the planned merger between commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 and has hinted that he would be interested in acquiring channels that may be put up for sale to secure regulatory clearance. Speaking to French senators in relation to preparation for […]

Altice Media launches new AVOD and streaming platform

Altice Media has launched a new AVOD and live streaming offering with free on-demand, catch-up and exclusive content – RMC BFM Play. The media arm of French service provider Altice France said that the new offering would reinforce the accessibility of programming from the RMC BFM stable of channels with innovative functionality. The service will […]

Altice’s Weill to leave the company on July 1

Altice France, SFR and Altice Media CEO Alain Weill is to leave the company on July 1. Weill is leaving the group 20 years after he created the NextRadioTV Group and six years after selling it to Altice. Weill, who is leaving to focus on other projects, said that “a new page is opening for […]

RMC Sport to launch on PS5

Altice Media’s RMC Sport service has launched on the PlayStation 5 game console. The move, coinciding with the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League football tournament this week, to which the channel holds the rights, will see PS5 users able to watch all RMC Sport channels live on their devices, along with match replays and […]