Altice Portugal taps Media Distillery for EPG Correction Distilery

Service provider Altice Portugal has gone live with AI technology outfit Media Distillery’s EPG Correction Distillery product on its Meo IPTV and OTT services. The Media Distillery technology is designed to ensure accurate start-times and end-times to content for 1.5 million subscribers across the most popular TV channels on Meo, the consumer TV service brand of Altice […]

Vodafone partners Altice on German FTTH build

Vodafone Group and Altice are creating a joint venture to deploy fibre-to-the-home to homes in Germany. The new venture will be owned 50-50 by Vodafone Germany and Altice and will involve the construction and operation of an FTTH broadband network available to up to seven million homes over the next six years. As part of […]

Altice France launches 10th regional TV channel

Telecoms service provider and media company Altice France’s media arm has launched its 10th French regional channel. Altice Media’s BFM Normandie is accessible to over three million inhabitants of the Seine-Maritime, Eure, Calvados, Manche and Orne departments of Normandy. The channel provides coverage of news, local events and meetings, along with thematic magazine programming. The […]

Orange pulls Altice local channels in new carriage fee dispute

French telecom giants Altice and Orange are locked in a renewed battle over carriage of TV channels. Orange stopped distributing Altice’s nine local channels, including BFM Paris and BFM Lyon a week ago, a move first reported this week by French publication Stratégies. The move comes after the pair failed to reach agreement on carriage […]

Change at the top for Altice France

Altice France CEO Grégory Rabuel is leaving the company and will be replaced by Altice Média chief Arthur Dreyfuss. The management change, which was communicated in a note to employees, will also see Mathieu Cocq, until now executive director for Altice’s overseas operations SFR Caraïbe and SRR, will become chief executive of service provider arm […]

UK government to take no action on Drahi stake in BT

The UK government is to take no further action in relation to French telecom tycoon Patrick Drahi’s stake in BT. “Following careful consideration, the government will take no further action on the acquisition of 5.9% shares by Altice in BT and the Final Notification has been issued to parties,” the Department for Trade and Industry […]

Altice USA rebrands Suddenlink as Optimum

Altice USA has rebranded its Suddenlink subsidiary as Optimum, bringing the company’s telecommunications products and services under one unified brand across its entire footprint. The move comes as the company launches Optimum’s latest nationwide brand campaign with the tagline “Get Closer, Go Farther” Altice USA said that from today and throughout the months ahead, the […]

SFR strikes Le Pass Ligue 1 deal with Amazon

Altice France-owned service provider SFR has struck a deal with Amazon that will see it distribute the latter’s Le pass Ligue 1 offering in France in combination with Amazon Prime and its own RMC Sport service. The deal for Le Pass Ligue 1 will enable SFR to offer the UEFA Champions League football tournament in […]

Altice USA reportedly looking to sell Suddenlink

Altice USA is looking to sell cable operator Suddenlink, according to a report by Bloomberg. Acquired only a few years ago at the height of Altice’s expansion drive, Suddenlink is one of the two major cable operators owned by Altice USA alongside Optimum. Suddenlink operates networks mostly in the southern and central part of the […]

UK government set to block Drahi-BT takeover

The UK’s business minister Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to block the takeover of BT by Altice owner Patrick Drahi. According to sources in the City cited by ThisIsMoney, the government is also set to cap any further stake-building from Drahi and may stop him from taking a seat on the board. In December, Drahi increased […]

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