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Canal+ outlines plan to rebuild French business

Canal+ has much work to do in France, and the pay TV group is rejigging activity in its domestic French market. Canal+ France, the main asset in the Group, comprises the Canal+, Canalsat and Canalplay pay TV operations. It lost 542,000 subscribers, 9.1% of its total, in the year to end-September, leaving it with 5.4 […]

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 gets ok for NextRadio TV takeover

French communications regulator the CSA has approved telco Altice’s takeover of NextRadio TV, the media group that runs the BFM TV and RMC Découverte DTT channels in France. The deal will see NextRadio chief Alain Weill become the chief of Altice’s TV and media division, Altice Media, and take a 24% holding in that unit. […]

10 channels launch on Virgin Media

Virgin Media is adding 10 international channels to its UK platform, including a Pakistani drama network and a Nollywood movies net. The telco is pushing into international channel distributon, and already offers international network such as Zee TV, Star Plus, Sony Max and Al Jazeera Arabic. Pakistani channel HUM Europe will offer a range of […]

Canal+ makes competition complaint against TF1

Vivendi-owned Canal+ has filed a complaint against commercial broadcaster TF1 with the French competition authority, alleging that the latter has abused its dominant position in the country’s TV advertising market, according to local reports. According to business news service BFM TV, the pay TV channel operator has based its complaint on the fact that TF1 […]