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Altice confirms guidance after solid Q2 despite media decline

Altice Europe has managed to confirm its financial guidance for the full year after turning in a solid Q2 performance in the face of the impact on the coronavirus crisis which, among other things, saw its media revenues plummet due to the collapse of the advertising market and the suspension of sports. Revenue for the […]

Free launches new box as SFR adds Amazon Alexa

French service provider Free has launched the latest variant on its line-up of TV boxes, Freebox Pop, and has revamped its service line-up to “simplify” its overall proposition, while rival SFR has added Amazon Alexa voice control to the SFR Box 8 it launched a year ago. The launch of Freebox Pop means that new […]

SFR and Bouygues Telecom launch box-free TV with Samsung smart TVs

French service providers SFR and Bouygues Telecom have simultaneously launched box-free TV offers with TV services available from smart TV apps. Bouygues Telecom’s BBox Smart TV offering is part of a triple-play package that provides TV access via a B.TV+ app pre-installed exclusively on Samsung smart TVs. Bouygues said that the offering was designed to […]

Luxembourg telco merger completed

The Luxembourg merger involving the integration of the activities of SFR-Coditel, which has been owned until now by Telenet SRL/BV, a subsidiary of Belgian cable operator Telenet Group Holding, with those of Eltrona, has been formally concluded. Telenet said that the merger confirmed the strategic partnership between Eltrona’s and Telenet’s shareholders. The agreement between Telenet […]

Altice expects to ‘remain resilient’ after exceeding 2019 expectations

Service provider Altice Europe expects its cash-flow to “remain resilient” in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic after it ended 2019 on a high with revenue for the full year growing by 11.2% to €4.042 billion, an improvement on the 6.9% growth recorded in 2018. The company said its performance exceeded guidance it had given. […]

Free to launch next-generation box ‘within weeks’

French service provider Free plans to launch a new version of the Freebox, its flagship device and major focus of its presence in subscribers’ homes, in the next few weeks, according to CEO Thomas Reynaud. Interviewed by French financial daily Les Echos, Reynaud said that Free planned to launch the Freebox V8. Reynaud said that […]

France Télévisions chief outlines regionalisation plan for France 3

France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte plans to develop 13 French regional and local channels to replace the current France 3 channel, as reported by the Journal Du Dimanche. Ernotte said that the new channels would take the form of wider media outlets, mixing TV, radio and the web, at a cost of around €900 million. […]

Altice launches new tech-focused TV channel on SFR and Orange

Altice France has launched a new TV channel based on its technology news website 01net. The channel, 01TV, is available on the TV service of Altice-owned SFR and also on Orange’s service. The TV channel enables viewers to follow reports by the 01net editorial team live and also on catch-up TV. The channel started airing […]

Altice Europe-backed SFR FTTH acquires fibre wholesaler Covage in €1bn deal

Altice Europe and a group of financial investors have agreed to acquire Covage, the fourth largest FTTH infrastructure wholesaler in France, for €1 billion. Altice’s SFR FTTH outfit, alongside its consortium of financial investors led by OMERS Infrastructure and including Allianz Capital Partners and AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, acting on behalf of its […]

SFR follows up set-top launch with smart home offering

Altice France/SFR has followed up the launch of its latest set-top box, the SFR Box 8 by debuting its new smart home service, SFR Home.  The operator said it was tapping the WiFi 6 capability of the SFR Box 8 and its voice command feature to offer a set of services that would appeal to […]

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