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Altice France unveils new TV features

Altice France has unveiled a number of new value-added services to its TV offering. The group has launched a new catch-up TV interface and services for its BFM TV, BFM Business, RMC Story and RMC Découverte channels. Altice said that its new offering included an immersive interface that gives rapid access to video-on-demand services. Catch-up […]

Alchimie to provide VOD content to SFR

Content aggregator and distributor Alchimiehas signed a three-year agreement with Altice France/ SFR to provide the operator with 2,000 hours of documentaries for SFR’s factual VOD channels for its Power and Premium subscribers.  Alchimie will provide SFR with a selection of 2,000 hours of documentaries spanning nature, culture, travel, history, science and technology programming. The shows will be […]

Altice Europe bounces back with solid Q1

Multinational quad-play provider Altice Europe bounced back in the first quarter, with the company’s consumer fixed base growing by 88,000, including 63,000 fibre customers. Altice France, the group’s key operating unit, achieved a good level of customer acquisition in the first quarter in a market with fewer promotions. Altice France also grew its mobile base […]

Altice France and Free in stand-off over channels

Altice France and Iliad Telecom/Free are engaged in a stand-off over the carriage of the former’s channels by the latter. Altice France said it was pulling its TV channels from Free’s TV platform after the pair failed to strike acceptable carriage terms, despite the intercession of media regulator the CSA as arbitrator. “Despite our position […]

Altice sees strong subscriber recovery but revenues dip

Altice Europe has seen a strong recovery in subscriber numbers in France and growth in Portugal, but its revenues for 2018 dipped. Altice France/SFR attracted 1.3 million customers in the course of the year, more than the number of customers lost over the three years since Altice’s acquisition of SFR. The French unit saw churn […]

Videofutur to provide quad-play fibre service over SFR RIP

Altice France/SFR has struck an agreement with French service provider Videofutur whereby the latter will make its commercial fibre offering available via the Réseaux d’Initiative Publique (RIP) – shared networks supported by local authorities – that are exploited by SFR. Videofutur plans to deploy its commercial fibre offering to two million homes covered by the […]

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 […]

Altice taking majority control of Molotov to create ‘Spotify of television’

Altice France is to take a majority stake in linear OTT TV operator Molotov. The pair have entered into exclusive negotiations, with Altice promising to give Molotov the means to become a major OTT TV actor in France and internationally, and a vehicle for the distribution of French and international content globally. Under Altice’s plan, […]

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 […]