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Liberty Global, TPG launch independent prodco

TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, and international television and broadband company Liberty Global are launching a global television production and distribution…

Altice-SFR to fibre France without public money

French telco Altice-SFR has revealed plans to fibre the entire French territory with no public money, which it says will make it possible to achieve the French President and Government’s…

Pact calls for 50% C4 investment outside of London

In its response to the UK Government’s consultation into public service broadcaster Channel 4’s future, Pact – the UK trade association representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent creative…

Orange unveils content initiatives

Orange unveils content initiatives

French multi-play operator Orange has announced a series of content initiatives and a strengthening of its partnership with pay-TV platform Canal+ designed to bolster their competitive response to emergent market…

Starz Play Arabia raises $125m in funding

Starz Play, the on-demand video streaming service in the MENA region, has raised a total of $125 million (€109.6m) since inception, including new 2017 commitments from leading global industry investors…

VR dealmakers invested over $800m in Q2

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) dealmakers invested over $800 million (€705m) in Q2 2017, after a quieter first quarter. This rounded out over $2 billion invested across 27 AR/VR sectors…

BBC £34m investment in children’s content

BBC Director-General Tony Hall has announced that the Corporation will spend an additional £34 million (€38.7m) on content and services for children over the next three years, describing it as…

UK pledges £400m for ultra-fast broadband

The UK government has launched a £400 million (€455m) infrastructure fund to further investment in ‘full-fibre’ broadband. The aim is to offer speeds of up to one gigabit per second…

Sky invests in Circle Media Labs

Sky has made a $2 million (€1.75m) equity investment in Circle Media Labs, an early-stage technology company specialising in connected devices. Sky said the investment would provide it with additional…

MUSO raises £2.5m Series A funding

Content protection and data-analytics solutions specialist MUSO has raised £2.5 million (€2.8m) in Series A funding from Harwell Capital. The investment will be used to expand the company’s current capabilities…