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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 […]

Altice France and Free in battle over TV carriage terms

Altice France and Iliad Telecom/Free are engaged in a battle of wills over carriage terms for the former’s NextRadioTV channels that could see the services disappear from the Free platform from March 20. Altice has threatened to pull its channels – BFMTV, RMC Découverte, RMC Story and BFM Business – from the Freebox if an […]

Altice France completes NextRadioTV acquisition

Altice France has completed the acquisition of NextRadioTV following approval of the deal by French media regulator the CSA. Altice, which had previously acquired a 49% stake in NextRadioTV in 2015, is now 100% owner of the group, which was founded by the current Altice France CEO Alain Weill. The acquisition brings together cable and […]

Altice’s NextRadioTV joins retransmission fee battle

Altice-owned broadcast outfit NextRadioTV is planning to follow in the footsteps of commercial broadcaster TF1 and demand payment from service providers for the carriage of its TV channels, starting with Free. Maxime Lombardini, CEO of Free’s parent Iliad Telecom, said that the company had received a letter “that resembles the one we received from TF1” […]

SFR to take full control of NextRadioTV

Altice Group-owned French service provider SFR has filed a plan with media regulator the CSA to take exclusive control of NextRadioTV. SFR said that the move represented a new stage in its strategic partnership with NextRadioTV, following its deal with the TV and radio channel provider in 2015. The operator said the decision to move […]

SFR unveils plans for extensive raft of TV services

Altice-owned SFR has confirmed plans to launch new TV services following the news that owner Altice is to fold all its media assets into the telecom operator, with SFR acquiring Altice’s 49% stake in NextRadioTV, the group founded by Alan Weill, now head of Altice’s media arm. SFR has announced plans to launch five new […]

Altice plan for NextRadioTV moves forward

Groupe News Participations, the French joint venture between Altice and media entrepreneur Alan Weill, has secured 95.47% of the shares of NextRadioTV, the company Weill founded, following its public offering. Groupe News Paricipations previously held 50.42% of the capital and 61.83% of the voting rights of NextRadioTV, which operates news channel BFM TV and entertainment […]

Altice plan for NextRadioTV moves ahead

Altice-backed media unit Groupe News Participations has kicked off the process of acquiring all of French media company NextRadioTV. The company’s shareholders have until February 1 to accept the €37 a share offer. Groupe News Participations currently holds 50.42% of the capital and 61.83% of the voting rights of NextRadioTV, which operates news channel BFM […]

Altice and Alain Weill take majority control of NextRadioTV

Cable and telecom investor Altice has taken a 50.42% stake in French media group NextRadioTV, owner of the BFMTV news channel, entertainment service RMC Découverte and related radio services, in partnership with NextRadioTV founder Alain Weill. The move, which follows approval by French media regulator the CSA, sees Groupe News Participation, a joint enterprise in […]

Altice gets green light for NextRadio TV takeover

French communications regulator the CSA has approved telco Altice’s takeover of NextRadio TV, the media group that runs the BFM TV and RMCDécouverte DTT channels in France. The deal will see NextRadio chief Alain Weill become the chief of Altice’s TV and media division, Altice Media, and take a 24% holding in that unit. The […]