Altice USA

Factual SVOD CuriosityStream strikes distribution deal with Altice USA

John Hendricks’s factual streamer CuriosityStream is getting wider distribution in the US via broadband operator Altice USA. Under the deal, the platform will be made available to Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers, and will also be added to the business’s on-demand platform and mobile apps. Overall, the deal will help CuriosityStream access around 4.9m […]

Altice to spin off US operation & reorganise European unit

Netherlands-headquartered telco Altice is to spin off its US operation and restructure its European and pay TV assets in a major reorganisation that saw its share price rise sharply. Company founder Patrick Drahi will take direct control of both European and US operations. Among the changes is a plan to turn Altice’s premium content activities […]

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 […]

Viacom in business with Altice USA

New York-based media giant Viacom has partnered with the US’s newest cable competitor, Altice USA, in a wide-ranging pact. The multi-year deal will see Altice renewing carriage of Viacom networks such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, plus take more digital rights, and select virtual reality and 4K content. Viacom’s channels were already on Altice […]