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Altice France in new deal with Orange for catch-up and BFM Business

Orange has signed a new distribution deal with Altice France’s for BFM Business and digital services associated with its other channels. The agreement will see Orange distribute the business channel, which was not available via its TV boxes, along with the digital services associated with BFMTV, RMC Story, RMC Découverte, BFM Business, BFM Paris, BFM […]

BFMTV basks in ratings success despite Champions League controversy

Altice France-owned news channel BFMTV has been basking in rating success following its broadcast of the weekend’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, despite a bubbling controversy over whether it should have aired the match. The channel was the third most-watched channel in France as a result of airing the market, […]

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 […]

Altice chooses its own channel for FTA Champions League final

Altice France has chosen to air the final of this year’s Champions League football competition on its own news channel BFMTV rather than sub-license the rights to another free-to-view broadcaster, according to local reports. According to Le Parisien, BFMTV will show the match live from Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium. Under French law, the final […]

Altice names new local TV chief to develop French business

Altice France has named Emmanuel Roye to head up local TV initiatives in France as deputy director in charge of BFM Regions. In his new post, Roye will be in charge of Altice’s deployment of local media activities in France, particularly to launch of new regional TV channels. Among these is BFM Lyon, formerly known […]

Altice France integrates RMC Sport and BFMTV into press portal

Altice France has integrated content from its RMC Sport and BFMTV channels on its newly revamped press publishing portal, SFR Presse, which launched last month. RMC Sport, which recently launched a new six-channel line-up of TV service, has been available on the portal since the Ligue 1 Conforama and English Premier League seasons kicked off […]

BFM TV ups budget after seeing off LCI threat

Having seen off the threat of a new free-to-air competitor in the shape of TF1’s LCI, French news channel BFM TV has committed to raise its annual budget from €55 million to €70 million. Speaking to press yesterday, channel boss Alan Weill said that if media regulator the CSA had ruled that LCI should be […]

Netflix’s French plans take shape

Netflix will commission an exclusive drama series in France next year following the launch of its service this autumn, according to French news service BFMTV. BFMTV reported three months ago that Netflix had asked French producers to submit projects for an original series, but that it had not specified whether the project would be initiated […]