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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 […]

Altice ‘planning to sell’ stake in fibre business

Cable and telecom group Altice Europe plans to sell a stake in its fibre infrastructure in its latest drive to reduce its indebtedness, according to local reports. According to French financial daily Les Echos, the new fibre joint venture could be worth over €3 billion. In addition to reducing the company’s debt pile, securing investment […]

Altice Portugal launches Disney-branded pop-up channel

Altice Portugal/Meo has added an exclusive Disney-branded pop-up channel to its line of TV services. Meo launched Disney Channel Forever to its schedule on Friday. The channel is set to run until September 17 and will be available free of charge to all Meo customers over ADSL, fibre, satellite and also the Meo Go multiscreen […]

Altice France integrates RMC Sport and BFMTV into press portal

Altice France has integrated content from its RMC Sport and BFMTV channels on its newly revamped press publishing portal, SFR Presse, which launched last month. RMC Sport, which recently launched a new six-channel line-up of TV service, has been available on the portal since the Ligue 1 Conforama and English Premier League seasons kicked off […]

Altice Portugal renews licence with TiVo

Pay TV service provider Altice Portugal has renewed its IP licence with technology outfit TiVo. Altice Portugal’s Meo platform deployed Microsoft Mediaroom – subsequently sold to Ericsson – to power its IPTV service. TiVo became involved in a legal dispute with the Portuguese operator last year, alleging it had failed to pay certain licensing fees […]

Altice Europe sees subscriber growth, but revenues fall

Altice Europe confirmed an improving subscriber trend in the second quarter, adding 13,000 net new subscribers in France, compared with a loss of 16,000 for the same period last year. The company saw solid uptake of its fibre service in France, with 56,000 net additions in the quarter. In mobile, French unit SFR added 211,000 […]

Altice Europe to sell Dominican Republic towers business

Cable, telecom and media group Altice Europe is to sell Dominican Republic towers business to private equity outfit Blackstone for US$170 million (€145 million). Altice Europe has agreement to sell 100% of Teletorres del Caribe, which will control 1,049 sites currently operated by Altice Dominicana, to Blackstone portfolio company Phoenix Tower International. Altice Dominicana will […]

Altice France launches OTT TV with new Android box

Altice France/SFR has launched a new Android TV OTT box to enable users to access its premium content on any TV set, whether they are existing SFR customers or not. The Connect TV de SFR box is to be sold for €69, initially via SFR’s own retail outlets, with online sales to follow. The box […]

Altice’s Weill calls ‘opening of debate’ on net neutrality

Europe must “stop being naïve” in the face of aggressive competition from US and Chinese internet giants that have build global businesses on the back of net neutrality and it is important to “open the debate” on making them pay network operators to transport their data, according to Alain Weill, CEO of Altice France. Weill […]

Altice Europe unveils TowerCo agreements

Telecom, cable and media giant Altice Europe’s French and Portuguese untis have agreed the sale of their transmission tower businesses for a total cash consideration of €2.5 billion to create what Altice says will become one of Europe’s largest tower businesses. Altice France has entered into an exclusivity agreement, and PT Portugal has reached an […]

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