Drahi's Altice Buys English Soccer Broadcast Rights for France

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  • Billionaire Drahi pushes into content after acquisition spree
  • Altice beats out current rights holder Canal Plus of Vivendi

Patrick Drahi’s Altice NV won the rights to broadcast English Premier League soccer in France and Monaco, beating Vivendi SA’s pay-TV business Canal Plus and betting more aggressively on sports to attract customers to his phone and cable offerings.

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