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SFR launches low-cost Android-and-app-based TV offering

Altice Europe-owned French service provider SFR has launched an Android TV-based TV option as part of its low-cost brand offering Red by SFR, along with a new TV application for smartphones and tablets. SFR said it was including the TV service as part of Red by SFR as part of an enriched basic internet offering. […]

Altice Media launches first addressable ad campaigns

Altice Media has launched the first addressable advertising campaigns to its user base in France. The group has offered advertisers targeted campaigns as part of its portfolio of services since the beginning of the month, leaning on the expertise of service provider SFR, which has been commercialising the use of anonymised geolocation data for its […]

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 […]

Patrick Drahi takes full control of Altice Europe

Media and telecom entrepreneur Patrick Drahi has acquired full control of Altice Europe. Drahi’s launch of a public offer for shares in the company he founded has enabled him to up his stake in it from 77.6% to just over 92%. The move means that the telecom entrepreneur will be able to delist the company […]

Patrick Drahi gets green light to take Altice Europe private

Telecom tycoon Patrick Drahi has received a green light to take Altice Europe private from company shareholders. An EGM on January 7 approved resolutions that enable Drahi to take control of the company and delist it from the Amsterdam stock exchange. Drahi, who holds 77.6% of Altice Europe, secured a yes vote to his offer […]

Altice Europe investor accuses Drahi of ‘illicit’ move to transfer value

A minority investor in Altice Europe has objected to the all-cash offer launched by founder Patrick Drahi with the aim to take the company private, and has accused Drahi of an “illicit” move to transfer value to himself at the expense of other shareholders. Lucerne Capital Management, which advises funds owning about €94 million of […]

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 […]

Portugal’s Meo launches Android TV box

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has launched an Android TV set-top box, enabling it to make the claim to be “the first market leader in the world” to offer both Apple TV and Android TV options to its subscribers. Meo said that the new Android TV box, developed jointly by Altice Labs – the […]

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