SFR plots extensive raft of TV services

Altice-owned SFR has confirmed plans to launch new TV services following the news that owner Altice is to fold all its media assets into the Franc-based telecom operator. This comes as SFR acquires Altice’s 49% stake in NextRadioTV, the group founded by Alan Weill, who is now head of Altice’s media arm. SFR has announced […]

Shine exec joins France’s Altice

Cable and telecom investor Altice has named Nora Melhli as head of original creation and non-linear content, including Zive, the SVOD service that is currently from French operator SFR. Mehli is the former head of drama at production company Shine France and an ex-CEO of Endemol Fiction. While at Shine France Films, she executive-produced UK-French […]

Altice’s Zive SVOD launching internationally

Altice plans to launch its subscription video-on-demand service Zive in all markets in which it is present. The cable and telecom company is working with Cisco to provide the technology base for Zive, and the technology company revealed in a release at CES that the service, currently available via SFR in France, will soon be […]

Altice snatches Premier League rights from Canal+

European telecommunications and pay TV firm Altice has snatched exclusive English Premier League football rights in France from Canal+. The EPL yesterday released a statement confirming Altice had been awarded a three-season agreement that begins in the 2016/17 season and runs through to end of 2018/19 season. Altice has gets exclusive rights in Monaco, plus […]

French SVOD service launches with 4K

French telco Altice has launched Zive, a new SVOD platform solely for its customers that will be included into new packages and new Box Fibre Zive settop boxes. The new product will be introduced on November 17 as SFR, which is set to become the global brand for current subsidiary cable division Numericable. This comes after […]