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Altice shuttering RMC Sports

May 20, 2020

Altice has confirmed plans to exit the pay-TV sports rights market as part of a raft of measures designed to protect its audio-visual business.

“The unpredictable and inflationary rights and pay-TV market requires a rapid and wide-ranging review of the organisation of our pay-TV structures,” the French telco said in a statement.

The retreat will begin with Altice’s rights in athletics, horse riding and tennis.

Many had foreseen Altice’s exit from the sports-rights market after it failed to renew its rights to the Champions League for the 2021-24 cycle.

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