Altice has won exclusive rights to broadcast Premier league football matches in France and Monaco.

The deal covers games in the Premier League’s 2016/17 and 2018/19 seasons. As a result, Altice’s fixed and mobile customers in France and Monaco will be able to watch live broadcasts of all 380 matches between England’s top teams on any device, as well as in 4K, the operator said.

The deal also covers non-exclusive rights in Andorra, Luxembourg and Switzerland for the three seasons from 2016/17 to 2018/19.

The company did not disclose how much it had paid for the rights.

Nicolas Rotkoff, Altice Entertainment and Sports CEO, said: "We are extremely pleased and excited to have entered into this new and long-term partnership with the Premier League, the world's most admired football championship.

“This is another big step for Altice's investment strategy to provide the best in class TV content and broadband packages to its customers across the world."

Altice has stepped up its TV-related activity in recent months. In September, the company bought US-based cableco Cablevision for €15.7 billion.

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Michel Combes, Altice COO and Chairman of SFR, added: “This exclusive partnership with England's Premier League represents a new major step in our industrial plan. The convergence of our telecom assets with exclusive content is core to our long term strategy.”

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