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Further to advanced-television.com’s revelation that multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice had snatched the rights from holder Canal Plus, Altice has confirmed it has acquired the exclusive football broadcasting rights for France and Monaco for the Barclays English Premier League.
Fixed and Mobile customers of Altice and affiliates in France and Monaco will be able to watch live, anywhere, on any device and in 4K, all the 380 games between England’s top tier teams. The contract runs for the next three seasons, starting in August 2016.
Richard Scudamore, Premier League Executive Chairman said: “We are very pleased that Altice has chosen to invest in our broadcasting rights in for seasons 2016/17 to 2018/19. Altice has an established track record as a global telecommunications company and we look forward to working with them to deliver high-quality coverage of the Premier League to our many fans in France, and the other territories for which Altice has acquired our rights.”
“We are extremely pleased and excited to have entered into this new and long-term partnership with the Premier League, the world’s most admired football championship,” commented Nicolas Rotkoff, Altice Entertainment and Sports CEO. “This is another big step for Altice’s investment strategy to provide the best in class TV content and broadband packages to its customers across the world,” he added.
Michel Combes, Altice COO and Chairman of SFR, said the exclusive partnership with England’s Premier League represents a new major step in the telco’s industrial plan. “The convergence of our telecom assets with exclusive content is core to our long term strategy. We will continue to strive in each of our markets to offer our customers the best services, the best quality, the best networks, the best content, the best football player in the world – Cristiano Ronaldo – and now the best football championship.”