Advanced Television


Paramount joins Go Addressable

Paramount Global has become the first content maker to join Go Addressable, the trade body formed to push addressable advertising. Other members of Go Addressable, are Altice USA’s a4 Advertising, Charter’s Spectrum Reach, Comcast Advertising, DirecTV Advertising and Dish Media. “Go Addressable continues to find new ways to enhance, innovate and drive momentum behind this […]

November 28, 2023

Drahi to build BT stake?

Patrick Drahi’s Altice is considering an increase to his stake in BT, according to MSN. Already the biggest holder, Altice has built a 24.5 per cent stake in three tranches, most recently in May this year. Reporting says he is likely to target 29.9 per cent, above this he will be obliged to trigger a […]

July 25, 2023

Altice co-founder corruption arrest

Altice co-founder Armando Pereira has been detained in Portugal as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, tax fraud and money laundering. Altice’s Lisbon headquarters were raided by officers, according to local broadcasters. Altice Portugal is the country’s largest telecoms company and is part of the Dutch-based telecoms and cable group Altice. Portugal’s department of […]

July 17, 2023

Vodafone, Altice German fibre JV completes

Following the announcement on October 17th 2022, Vodafone Group has confirmed the completion of the sale of 50 per cent of its German FTTH company to Altice. The creation of the JV, called FibreCo, received European Commission approval in February 2023. FibreCo will deploy fibre-to-the-home to up to 7 million homes in Germany over a […]

March 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: US sheds 5.9m pay-TV subs in 2022

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 92 per cent of the market – lost about 5,880,000 net video subscribers in 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 4,700,000 in 2021.The top pay-TV providers now account for about 70.2 million subscribers – […]

March 6, 2023

Research: 3.5m US broadband adds in 2022

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – acquired about 3,500,000 net additional broadband subscribers in 2022, compared to a pro forma gain of about 3,725,000 subscribers in 2021. These top broadband […]

March 3, 2023

Adeia renews IP licence agreement with Altice

Adeia hasannounced that Altice USA, a provider of broadband, video, mobile, proprietary content and advertising services, signed an early renewal agreement extending their licence to Adeia’s media intellectual property (IP) portfolio, which supports Altice’s Optimum services, including their cable TV and OTT streaming services. “We are pleased to announce this early renewal, which extends our […]

February 22, 2023

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