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Altice Portugal requests renewal of DTT licence

After months of uncertainty, Altice Portugal has requested the renewal of the DTT network operator licence for its Meo multimedia unit from Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom). Meo (formerly Portugal Telecom) was awarded the licence to operate Portugal’s DTT only multiplex in 2008 for a period of 15 years. The company had until today (December […]

December 9, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Altice USA reports “significant progress” in Q3

Altice USA has reported results for the third quarter ended September 30yj 2022. Dexter Goei, Altice USA Executive Chairman, said: “In the third quarter, we made significant progress in delivering against our Optimum Fiber broadband strategy. We saw a further acceleration in our fibre network deployment, achieving our highest ever level of incremental fibre passings […]

November 3, 2022

Altice Portugal now live with Media Distillery

Media Distillery, a provider of AI technology to optimise video UX, has announced that Altice Portugal, a telecommunications service provider in Portugal, has gone live with EPG Correction Distillery to improve user experiences (UX) for subscribers to its MEO IPTV and OTT services. The pioneering solution is now ensuring accurate start-times and end-times for 1.5 […]

October 18, 2022

Vodafone, Altice in German fibre JV

Telcos Vodafone Group and Altice are creating a joint venture (FibreCo) to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to up to 7 million homes over a six-year period. Vodafone’s next generation broadband network in Germany currently offers up to 1Gbps connections to over 24 million homes. This partnership with Altice is complementary to Vodafone’s clear upgrade plans for […]

October 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Arcom clears Altice TF1/M6 channels deal

France’s Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique (the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority) Arcom hasgiven its approval to the plans for the takeover by the company Groupe News Participations, a subsidiary of the Altice group, of the companies TFX and M6 Génération. These decisions follow the one issued by the Competition […]

September 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Altice BT stake: No further action

In May, BT Group confirmed that it had received notification from the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that he had considered the increase by Altice Europe N.V. of its shareholding in BT Group from 12.1 per cent to 18 per cent and was exercising his call-in power under section 1 […]

August 23, 2022

Altice acquisition of TFX, 6ter partially authorised

In the background of the pending TF1-M6 merger, France’s Autorité de la concurrence (Competition Authority) has given a green light to the acquisition by Altice of channels TFX and 6ter. An appeal remains possible. If the process is successful, Altice Media, which already owns DTT channels BFM TV as well as RMC Découverte, would become […]

July 22, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Portugal reaches 4.4m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal reached 4.4 million in Q1 2022, a three per cent growth on the same period last year. According to the National Communications Authority (Anacom), this was the lowest growth rate since the end of 2014 or when data started being collected. The pay-TV penetration rate grew by 0.4 […]

June 9, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Anodot and Altice Portugal partner

Anodot, the autonomous business monitoring company, has announced that Altice Portugal, a telecommunications service provider in Portugal, has selected the company to help alleviate critical issues such as availability and reliability of service while positively impacting operational costs, brand reputation and overall customer experience. Altice Portugal is a global telco and multimedia operator that extends […]

March 30, 2022

Altice ups BT stake

Patrick Drahi’s Altice has increased its interest in BT Group’s voting share capital from 12.1 per cent to 18 per cent. In a Statement, the telco said: “The Board and management of BT Group will continue to operate the business in the interest of all shareholders and remains focussed on the successful execution of its […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann