Altice USA

ViacomCBS and Altice USA renew carriage deal

ViacomCBS has renewed its distribution deal with Altice USA. The deal will see Altice continue to carry ViacomCBS’s portfolio of channels including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon to its Optimum and Suddenlink customers. The new deal will also provide Altice customers to ViacomCBS’s streaming services including Paramount+, Showtime, Pluto TV, BET+ and Noggin. In addition, […]

Altice USA launches Android TV streaming device

Altice USA has revealed its new 4K streaming device. Available to the company’s Optimum and Suddenlink broadband-only customers for US$5 per month, Stream is an Android TV-powered set-top box which provides access to popular streaming apps such as Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max. It also provides access to thousands of other apps and live channels, along […]

Haystack News boosts content offer with Altice deal

Ad-supported news streaming service Haystack News has entered into a content distribution agreement with Altice News. The deal sees Haystack News launch a live stream channel of Altice-owned Cheddar News today, with plans to add News 12 New York’s content and live feed to its pipeline later this year Cheddar News and i24NEWS have been […]

Drahi launches public offer to take Altice Europe private

Altice Europe boss Patrick Drahi has launched his planned public offer to take the company private. The company, which operates networks and media in France, Portugal and Israel, is currently quoted on the Amsterdam exchange. Drahi is offering €4.11 a share for Altice Europe stock, representing a premium of 23.8% over the September 10 closing […]

Cogeco rejects revised C$11.1bn Altice USA bid

The Audet family, which holds a controlling interest in Canada’s Cogeco, has rejected a revised offer to acquire the company by Altice USA. Altice had been hoping to take over Cogeco’s US subsidiary Atlantic Broadband and divest the Canadian operation to Rogers Communications. Altice USA presented a revised offer to acquire 100% of Cogeco for […]

Audets resist Altice USA’s €7bn move to acquire Atlantic Broadband

Altice USA, the European-based service provider’s US offshoot, has made an offer to acquire the ninth largest American cable operator, Atlantic Broadband, through the purchase of the outstanding shares of Canada-based Cogeco Communications, its owner. However, Cogeco executive chairman Louis Audet and his family, who control multiple voting shares as controlling shareholder, have indicated via […]

Altice USA pens deal with factual streamer CuriosityStream

John Hendricks’s factual streamer CuriosityStream is getting wider distribution in the US via broadband operator Altice USA. Under the deal, the platform will be made available to Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers, and will also be added to the business’s on-demand platform and mobile apps. Overall, the deal will help CuriosityStream access around 4.9m […]

Altice USA taps Devialet for high-end connected home speaker

Altice USA is to launch a Devialet-powered high-end home speaker that can control the connected home. Altice Amplify,described by the company as an intelligent, high-fidelity home speaker that powers the connected home will feature Devialet’s sound technologies and also includes Amazon Alexa built-in for voice control of smart devices, music playback, and so on. Altice […]

Altice Europe swings back in France as it prepares to sell off Portugese fibre business

Altice Europe has lifted its full-year targets following a successful quarter in its main French market. The company’s French division accounts for more than 70% of Altice Europe’s activity, and grew 4% year-over-year. Internationally the company grew by 3.6% SFR – Altice Europe’s French telco – had recorded losses for the four quarters prior, dipping […]

Altice USA to acquire millennial news streamer Cheddar for US$200m

Altice USA is to acquire millennial-focused digital news company Cheddar for US$200 million. The US arm of Patrick Drahi’s international cable and telecom group said the acquisition would broaden its portfolio of high-quality news businesses. The deal is expected to close in the next two months subject to regulatory approval. Altice USA was one of […]

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