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CANAL+ Group , through its subsidiary THEMA, announces the acquisition from Eutelsat Americas of Alterna’TV, a Miami-based content distribution company.
Alterna’TV is a content distribution platform that provides principally Latin American channels to cable and Internet TV operators in the United States. It currently reaches over ten million subscribers across the Americas. The transaction includes a long-term agreement for the lease of capacity on the EUTELSAT 113 West A and EUTELSAT 117 West A satellites.
Through this purchase, CANAL+ Group is reinforcing its position in North America, where THEMA established a local office in 2013. Leveraging its strong international expertise in content distribution and marketing, the acquisition will allow THEMA to create a new integrated business unit to promote its commercial development across the Americas, exploiting the synergies between its existing distribution activities and those acquired through Alterna’TV. THEMA is active in five continents with a portfolio of over 100 channels distributed through leading international pay-TV platforms.