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Meo adds French channels to programming line-up

Altice Europe-owned Portuguese service provider Meo has added French public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main domestic channels to its TV offering. Meo has added France 2, France 3 and France 5 in HD to its line-up of channels. The three channels are now available to Meo ADSL and fibre customers in the France TV premium package, […]

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 Portugal condemns regulator’s DTT price ruling

Altice Portugal reacted negatively after Portuguese regulator ANACOM ordered Altice-owned incumbent telco and transmission services provider Meo to cut the price it charges for the transport and transmission of digital-terrestrial TV signals by 15.16% following a public consultation. Altice said that the move was “unfair” and would have “a negative impact on the future of […]

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 […]

Meo launches new series channel

Altice-owned Portugal Telecom/Meo has launched a new channel dedicated to drama. Meo Series will kick off with an exclusive airing of the full series of AXN Now crime show Mr Mercedes. The channel will offer a range of scripted content, including exclusive series and complete seasons of shows in 4K. Upcoming shows include The Good […]

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 […]

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