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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 […]

Altice France and Free in stand-off over channels

Altice France and Iliad Telecom/Free are engaged in a stand-off over the carriage of the former’s channels by the latter. Altice France said it was pulling its TV channels from Free’s TV platform after the pair failed to strike acceptable carriage terms, despite the intercession of media regulator the CSA as arbitrator. “Despite our position […]

Altice sees strong subscriber recovery but revenues dip

Altice Europe has seen a strong recovery in subscriber numbers in France and growth in Portugal, but its revenues for 2018 dipped. Altice France/SFR attracted 1.3 million customers in the course of the year, more than the number of customers lost over the three years since Altice’s acquisition of SFR. The French unit saw churn […]

Altice accepts CSA mediation in Free dispute

Altice France has accepted mediation from audiovisual media regulator the CSA in its dispute with service provider Free over carriage terms for its TV channels, ending for now the threat that they could be removed from the Freebox service. Altice said in a tweet that it had noted that Free was no longer rejecting in […]