Vivendi agrees €17 billion SFR sale to Altice/Numericable

Vivendi has agreed to sell French telco SFR to Altice/Numericable, which has fended off competition from rival bidder Bouygues to clinch a deal worth “in excess of €17 billion”. Confirming the agreement, Vivendi said that the Altice/Numericable offer delivered the highest value for SFR’s customers, employees and shareholders. Vivendi will receive €13.5 billion at the closing […]

Israeli news channel i24news to launch in Spain

Recently-launched news network i24news is set to launch in Spain tomorrow after agreeing a distribution deal with Spanish DTH operator Canal+. The channel will be available in French on slot number 312 of the EPG. Laurent Malek, chief marketing and commercial officer at i24news, said the Spain rollout was “one of many territories to be […]

Thema launches African channels OTT service outside France

Channel distributor Thema and Alpha Networks have teamed up to launch a new OTT service focusing on bringing French-language content from Africa to a pan-European audience. The service, Le Bouquet Africain La Box TV, will bring French language TV channels from countries including Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cameroon to African expatriate populations in countries including […]