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M6 brings new services to distribution deal with Altice

French commercial broadcaster M6 has struck a distribution deal with SFR that closely mirrors the agreement between the Altice-owned service provider and TF1 struck late last year. Under the terms of the deal between the RTL Group-owned broadcaster and the service provider, SFR will carry generalist channels M6, W9 and 6ter and thematic channels Paris […]

‘One in five’ French net users now taking SVOD

Over one in five French internet users over the age of six subscribed to a subscription video-on-demand offering this year, up from 15% in 2016, according to figures released by audience research outfit Médiamétrie. According to Médiamétrie, 21% took an SVOD service of some sort this year, led primarily by Netflix. Canalplay and SFR Play […]

TF1 threatens to cut signal in retrans row

French broadcaster TF1 has warned telecom operators and pay TV operator Canal+ that it will pull its signal from their services unless they agree to pay retransmission fees, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, TF1 has threatened to withdraw its flagship channel and digital services TMC, NT1, HD1 and LCI, […]

Altice debuts food net with Jamie Oliver shows

Altice is launching a new cooking brand with a TV channel, print magazine and digital site, and in tandem has closed a deal for Jamie Oliver programming. My Cuisine will encompass a new TV channel to be distributed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa, a print magazine and digital properties including a mobile […]

Orange eyes free TV, preps content unit

Orange is considering launching a free TV channel in France that would sit alongside its existing OCS pay TV offering. It has also created a new content unit and said it will plough more money into programming. Orange has just renewed and extended its deal with HBO and at a press conference in Paris. “All […]

New French OTT service launches

Altice-owned French service provider SFR is making its subscription video-on-demand service SFR Play available as a pure OTT TV offering, available to users in metropolitan France irrespective of which broadband service they take. The SVOD service will be available from €9.99 (US$10.80) a month without an ongoing subscription commitment, offering TV series, movies and kids […]

SFR wants full control of French channels group

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 […]

Altice wins Discovery, NBCU nets from Canal+

In a significant ramping up of its strategy to compete head on with French pay TV leader Canal+, cable and telecom group Altice has struck exclusive deals with NBCUniversal and Discovery and unveiled plans to launch a new premium channel dedicated to series and movies. Altice’s French operator SFR is launching a new premium TV […]

Broadcaster streaming services beat Netflix, Amazon

Streaming services from broadcasters and pay TV operators are giving Netflix and Amazon Prime Video a run for their money in France, Germany and the UK, according to new research. Data from research house App Annie analysing monthly active users shows YouTube is the most popular destination for video streaming in the three major European […]

Former Canal+ boss Meheut joining SFR

Bertrand Méheut, the former CEO of Canal+, is to join cable and telecom group Altice’s French unit SFR as vice-president of the group’s administrative council. In a move that reinforces Altice and SFR’s strategic move towards becoming an integrated media and telecoms company, Méheut is taking on a new role under SFR Group CEO Michel […]

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