RMC Sport


Altice’s NextRadioTV axes sports news channel, downsizing pay TV operation

Altice Europe’s French media arm NextRadioTV is to axe its sports news channel and has announced plans for a major revamp of its media activities that will involve significant cuts and job losses. The group will shut down RMC Sport News and will wind down its involvement in sports including athletics, equestrian sports and tennis. […]

Altice Europe chief says RMC Sport will hold on to Champions League

Service provider Altice Europe will not surrender its hold on UEFA Champions League football rights in France, which it holds until 2021, according to CEO Alain Weill, as reported by French press.   Altice Europe, which owns the RMC Sport and BFMTV channels, has so far declined to sell the final season rights to the […]

French police arrest beinsport-streaming.com piracy ring

French police have broken up a Rennes-based piracy ring that was operating about 20 sites under an overarching platform named beinsport-streaming.com. The Groupe Cybercriminalité de la Section de Recherches de la Gendarmerie Nationale de Rennes led an investigation into the pirate operation following a joint complaint by pay TV operators Canal+, BeIN Sports and RMC […]

Canal+ and Altice France strike Premier League deal

Canal+ and Altice France have struck an agreement whereby Altice France’s RMC Sport customers will have access to all English Premier League matches for the next three seasons. The deal followed Canal+ regaining the rights to the competition last October. Canal+ said it was “very happy” to be able to offer to its subscribers the […]

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 France launches RMC Sport app on LG smart TVs

Altice France has teamed up with LG Electronics to launch its RMC Sport app on the latter’s smart TVs in France. The launch will mean that RMC Sport subscribers will be able to access content including next week’s UEFA Champions League match between PSG and Manchester United and the Europa League fixture between Rennes and […]

RMC Sport debuts on Molotov

In a sign of the growing rapprochement between the pair, Altice France’s premium sports channels are to be distributed by OTT TV platform Molotov. Altice’s five RMC Sports channels will be made available to Molotov’s estimated seven million users for €18.99 a month without an ongoing contract, enabling Molotov viewers to tune in to UEFA […]

Canal+ ‘close to deal’ to resell Premier League rights to RMC Sport

French pay TV operator Canal+ is close to agreeing the resale of part of its English Premier League rights to Altice France-owned RMC Sport, according to local press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, the pay TV operator has made a formal request to the Premier League to co-distribute a substantial tranche of […]

Altice France names new RMC Sport chief executive

Altice France has named Laurent Eichinger as CEO of RMC Sport, replacing François Pesenti, who is leaving the group. Eichinger has most recently been working as head of equestrian channel Equidia, having previously taken part in the launch of BFMTV as director of production and subsequently headed up sports thematic channels Infosport+, Sport+ and Golf+ […]

RMC taps Wiztivi for Sony PS4 sports app

TV technology outfit Wiztivi is providing Altice Europe-owned channel provider RMC with a new user experience for sports fans via the OTT RMC Sport TV app for Sony PlayStation 4. Via the RMC Sport app, Altice France-owned SFR’s fixed line, mobile and OTT subscribers have access to from 5-11 extra live RMC Sports channels. The […]