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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 […]

Altice Europe strikes €1.8bn FTTH deal to create ‘leading wholesaler in Europe’

Altice Europe is to sell half of its French fibre-to-the-home business, bringing €1.8 billion in cash to SFR. AlticeFrance has entered into an exclusive agreement with a consortium comprising Allianz Capital Partners, AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and OMERS Infrastructure to sell a 49.99% stake in SFR FTTH in a deal that gives the […]

Altice sees subscriber recovery but revenue and earnings tumble

Altice Europe saw a recovery in its subscriber numbers in France in the quarter to September but at the cost of a reduction in revenue and profitability. Altice hailed a strong commercial performance and headlined “more than one million customers won back in France” in its results release. The operator added 52,000 fixed broadband customers […]

Canal+ strikes deal with SFR to include RMC Sport in offering

French pay TV outfit Canal+ has struck a deal with rival SFR to include the latter’s RMC Sport offering in its line-up of channels. The agreement will enable Canal+’s satellite customers to follow the UEFA Champions League football tournament, which is exclusively carried by RMC Sport and which kicked off yesterday with matches to interest […]

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 […]

Altice France launches OTT TV with new Android box

Altice France/SFR has launched a new Android TV OTT box to enable users to access its premium content on any TV set, whether they are existing SFR customers or not. The Connect TV de SFR box is to be sold for €69, initially via SFR’s own retail outlets, with online sales to follow. The box […]

Orange and SFR ‘close to deal’ to combine OCS and Altice Studio

Orange and Altice France/SFR are close to a deal to merge their premium series and movies offerings, OCS and Altice Studio, according to a French press report. According to Le Figaro, the pair are looking to merger their premium channel offerings to better take on the likes of Netfliix. The paper said that Orange and […]

Altice shareholders approve separation of US arm

Altice’s shareholders have approved the separation of Altice USA, the company’s US arm, from what will become Altice Europe. The separation of the two parts of Altice will be effected by a special distribution in kind by Altice NV – the part that will become Altice Europe – of its 67.2% interest in Altice USA […]

Altice bounces back with subscriber gains

Altice France bounced back in operational terms in Q1, growing its base for the first time since Altice took control of SFR. The group added 71,000 net new customers compared with a loss of 35,000 for the same quarter last year. Altice France added 96,000 new fibre customers, boosted by higher additions and much reduced […]

Altice France ‘unlikely’ to bid for Ligue 1 rights

Altice France/SFR is unlikely to participate in the forthcoming auction for French Ligue 1 football rights, according to CEO Alain Weill. Weill, interviewed by the Journal du Dimanche, said that RMC Sport, the group’s new sports offering, worked “very well” without the French championship, however important it is. The sports service holds the rights to […]

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