Alain Weill


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 […]

Drahi steps in as Altice CEO resigns

Michel Combes has resigned as Altice chairman and CEO following the company’s worse-than-expected quarterly results last week. Altice’s share price sank by a over a quarter following the results that highlighted a poor performance by French unit SFR in particular and spooked investors concerned about the company’s debt level. With Combes having fallen on his […]

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 […]

Altice to roll media assets into SFR

Altice is to consolidate all of its French media assets into telecom unit SFR, according to French press reports. According to the Journal du Dimanche, citing unnamed sources, SFR will announce on Wednesday that it is acquiring Altice’s media assets in France. These include a 49% stake in NextRadio, owner of BFM TV, BFM Business […]

Altice completes NextRadioTV stake deal

Cable and telecom investor Altice has taken a 50.42% stake in French media group NextRadioTV, owner of the BFMTV news channel and entertainment service RMC Découverte, in partnership with NextRadioTV founder Alain Weill. The move, which follows approval by French media regulator the CSA, sees Groupe News Participation, a joint enterprise in which Altice holds […]