Drahi's Altice Buys English Soccer Broadcast Rights for FranceBy
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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