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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 […]

Altice USA to acquire millennial news streamer Cheddar for US$200m

Altice USA is to acquire millennial-focused digital news company Cheddar for US$200 million. The US arm of Patrick Drahi’s international cable and telecom group said the acquisition would broaden its portfolio of high-quality news businesses. The deal is expected to close in the next two months subject to regulatory approval. Altice USA was one of […]

Altice France names new BFMTV chief

Altice France has named Marc-Olivier Fogiel as director-general of news channel BFMTV. Fogiel succeeds Hervé Beroud, who has been named deputy  CEO of Altice Media, the group’s overall media arm, in charge of sport and news. Fogiel will report to Beroud. “The arrival of Marc-Olivier, a remarkable journalist, at the head of BFMTV, symbolises our […]

Meo launches Disney pop-up channel

Altice-owned Portuguese pay TV and telecom operator Meo has launched a new pop-up channel from Disney, Disney WOW! The channel, aimed at the 6-11 year-old audience segment, includes action, adventure and comedy series. Shows on the channel include Mech-X4, Lab Rats and Wasabi Warriors. The channel’s launch is timed to coincide with the Portuguese school […]

Altice France battles it out with Free in channel dispute

Altice France and telecom operator Free continue to be engaged in a stand-off over the retransmission of Altice’s free-to-air TV services on the Freebox platform. Altice has been seeking retransmission fees for the distribution of its channels on the model of commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6. Altice France CEO Alain Weill, as reported by Le […]

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