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Starz Chief Chris Albrecht Talks Altice Standoff, Future of ‘American Gods’ and ‘Outlander’

The industry is abuzz about the migration of traditional TV channels to direct-to-consumer streaming options. But Starz’s carriage standoff with Altice USA demonstrates the limits at present of a standalone streaming option as an alternative to old-fashioned MVPD distribution. The 17 Starz-Encore channels went dark on Altice USA systems as of Jan. 1 as the two sides failed to come ...

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Sprint, Altice USA Set Wireless Partnership

Sprint and cable giant Altice USA have set a deal that will allow Altice to provide wireless phone and data services to customers nationwide. The so-called MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) agreement comes a day after Sprint and fellow telecommunications company T-Mobile called off merger talks. The maturation of the wireless services market is putting pre… Variety

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Analysis: For Disney, Altice Was Not Just Another Deal

The prospect of TV channels going dark due to a standoff between a media conglomerate and an MVPD has become so commonplace in recent years that it barely registers anymore. And with less than 4% of Disney’s total TV reach coming through its New York-based cable TV footprint, Altice USA may not have loomed too large as challenges go for ...

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Altice Launches $1.2 Billion Share Buyback Programme

Altice, the telecoms and cable group which owns Cablevision and Suddenlink, is launching a one-year share buyback programme with an estimated value of 1 billion euros ($ 1.2 billion). PARIS– Altice, which was founded by Franco-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi, said on Monday that the share buyback is meant to boost shareholder returns and underscore its confidence in achieving its near-term ...

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