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Altice France looking to expand local TV network with Grand Lille TV stake

Altice France has entered into exclusive talks to take an indirect stake in local TV channel provider Grand Lille TV, which operates three channels in the Lille region. Altice has asked media regulator the CSA for authorisation to rebrand the three channels – Grand Lille TV, Grand Littoral TV et Grand Lille Info– as BFM […]

Altice USA taps Devialet for high-end connected home speaker

Altice USA is to launch a Devialet-powered high-end home speaker that can control the connected home. Altice Amplify,described by the company as an intelligent, high-fidelity home speaker that powers the connected home will feature Devialet’s sound technologies and also includes Amazon Alexa built-in for voice control of smart devices, music playback, and so on. Altice […]

SFR takes on Free with new box, rollout in other markets to follow

French service provider Altice France/SFR has unveiled its latest set-top box, the AFR Box 8, designed by the group’s in-house R&D unit, Altice Labs. The box, which is being launched in France, will in fact be rolled out across Altice Europe’s other markets subsequently. The launch of the box follows the much higher-profile unveiling of […]

Alchimie to provide VOD content to SFR

Content aggregator and distributor Alchimiehas signed a three-year agreement with Altice France/ SFR to provide the operator with 2,000 hours of documentaries for SFR’s factual VOD channels for its Power and Premium subscribers.  Alchimie will provide SFR with a selection of 2,000 hours of documentaries spanning nature, culture, travel, history, science and technology programming. The shows will be […]

Altice founder Drahi purchases Sotheby’s

Telecom tycoon and founder of Altice, Patrick Drahi, has made a shock move into the art world by purchasing London auction house Sotheby’s for £2.9 billion (€3.37 billion). This marks the first time in 31 years that the historic company has been privately owned. “I am honoured that the board of Sotheby’s has decided to […]

Sundance TV On Demand launches in Portugal with Altice

Sundance TV On Demand is launching in Portugal as a premium service exclusive to Altice Portugal’s TV platform. The service, with a range movies and series on-demand from AMC Networks International Southern Europe, will be available on Altice’s Meo service for €2.99 a month. Sundance TV On Demand will offer Portuguese viewers access to content […]

Xavier Niel reportedly looking at investment in Molotov as Altice stumbles

Free founder Xavier Niel may step into the breach if French OTT TV player Molotov’s investors block the company’s planned sale to Altice France, according to local reports. According to L’Opinion, citing unnamed sources, Niel, a long-time acquaintance of Molotov co-founder Jean-David Blanc, is prepared to take part in a new capital increase via his […]

Altice Portugal renews distribution deal with RTP

Altice Portugal and Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) have agreed to renew the distribution agreements of the public station channels until 2022 on its Meo platform. Altice said that the deal “guarantees stability in the development of the relationship between both companies, and that it marks “opens space for collaboration and innovation in a […]

Altice Europe hits stumbling block in Molotov acquisition plan

Altice Europe has hit a stumbling block in its attempt to acquire French OTT TV provider Molotov, with a number of Molotov’s investors unhappy with the move, according to a report by French financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, citing an unnamed source, there is “a strong probability” that the acquisition will not […]

Altice Europe bounces back with solid Q1

Multinational quad-play provider Altice Europe bounced back in the first quarter, with the company’s consumer fixed base growing by 88,000, including 63,000 fibre customers. Altice France, the group’s key operating unit, achieved a good level of customer acquisition in the first quarter in a market with fewer promotions. Altice France also grew its mobile base […]

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