Altice Signs Deals with France’s Metropolitan, TF1 Group

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Altice has signed a licensing agreement with Samuel and Victor Hadida’s Metropolitan, one of France’s top independent production/distribution companies. Under the deal, Altice Studio, the newly-launched channel dedicated to movies and TV shows, will gain first window rights to more than 20 films starting this month. The agreement undercores Altice’s ambition to access premium films […]

NBCUniversal International, Altice Group Ink Strategic Output Deal for France

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PARIS– Pursuing its now agressive content strategy, Altice Group has signed a strategic output deal with NBCUniversal International to distribute three NBCUniversal channel brands across France: 13th Street, Syfy and E! Entertainment Television. The deal will also allow Altice’s French telco group SFR to roll out a new pay-TV channel dedicated to cinema and series,… Read more »

Phone Companies and Content Providers Have Already Begun Hooking Up in Europe

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The $85-billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner is making waves across the U.S., from Hollywood to Wall Street to Washington. But in Europe, the strategy isn’t a new one: Telephone companies and content providers have already begun hooking up — if not yet on the scale of AT&T and Time Warner — as the two sectors… Read more »

Altice’s SFR, Vivendi’s Canal Plus Set to Ramp Up Investment in French, European Films, Series

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SFR, the French telco group owned by global giant Altice, is set to ramp up its investment in French content, said SFR CEO Michel Combe at a two-day conference organized by the French guild of authors, directors, and producers (ARP) which wrapped on Saturday. “I’m ready to finance French content. What we’ve started doing modestly… Read more »