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RMC Sport debuts on Molotov

In a sign of the growing rapprochement between the pair, Altice France’s premium sports channels are to be distributed by OTT TV platform Molotov. Altice’s five RMC Sports channels will be made available to Molotov’s estimated seven million users for €18.99 a month without an ongoing contract, enabling Molotov viewers to tune in to UEFA […]

Altice Europe ‘planning sale of stake in Portuguese network’

Altice Europe is planning to sell a stake in its Portuguese high-speed fibre network following a similar sale in France, according to Reuters. According to the news agency, citing unnamed sources, an auction process is expected to be launched within two weeks. Reuters reports that Altice Europe has hired investment bank Lazard to advise on […]

Altice taking majority control of Molotov to create ‘Spotify of television’

Altice France is to take a majority stake in linear OTT TV operator Molotov. The pair have entered into exclusive negotiations, with Altice promising to give Molotov the means to become a major OTT TV actor in France and internationally, and a vehicle for the distribution of French and international content globally. Under Altice’s plan, […]

Canal+ ‘close to deal’ to resell Premier League rights to RMC Sport

French pay TV operator Canal+ is close to agreeing the resale of part of its English Premier League rights to Altice France-owned RMC Sport, according to local press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, the pay TV operator has made a formal request to the Premier League to co-distribute a substantial tranche of […]

Altice France names new RMC Sport chief executive

Altice France has named Laurent Eichinger as CEO of RMC Sport, replacing François Pesenti, who is leaving the group. Eichinger has most recently been working as head of equestrian channel Equidia, having previously taken part in the launch of BFMTV as director of production and subsequently headed up sports thematic channels Infosport+, Sport+ and Golf+ […]

Altice and KKR unveil new tower company

Cable and telecom operator Altice Europe and private-equity investor KKR have announced the creation of Hivory, the new name for the largest mobile transmission tower company in France, following KKR’s acquisition of a 49.99% stake in Altice’s French tower unit in June. According to Altice, Hivory operates towers at 10,000 strategically located sites with a […]

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 […]

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