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Samba SmartTV stats raises $30m

Samba TV has raised $30 million (€26.85m) to develop its audience measurement and analytics from smart TV business. The B round was lead by Union Grove Venture Partners, other participants…

Dentsu Aegis Network invests in Gleam Futures

Dentsu Aegis Network has announced an agreement to invest in Gleam Futures, a global player in digital-first talent management. This strategic partnership will see the two companies work together to…

Conviva announces $40m funding

Data-driven OTT intelligence specialist Conviva has announced a funding round of $40 million (€35.9m) from new and existing investors. The round included new investor Future Fund with participation from existing…

Ten Group enters voluntary administration

Ten Network Holdings Limited, the holding company for Australia’s Ten Network, is going in to voluntary administration. Such a move seemed inevitable following the withdrawal of backers of its debt,…

Huawei CEO: “Europe’s broadband investment shortfall”

Huawei CEO: “Europe’s broadband investment shortfall”

According to Ken Hu, Rotating CEO and Deputy Chairman of the Board at ICT firm Huawei, Europe has a shortfall of €345 billion in the €500 billion investment needed to…

Permira secures $280m ABS refinancing

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), majority owned by private equity investment company Permira since 2010, has been refinanced by Permira. ABS had been up for sale since May last year. Permira…

BT CEO: Brexit will damage R&D

Gavin Patterson, BT’s CEO, has expressed his fear that the UK’s exit from the European Union may have an adverse effect on the telco’s R&D capabilities. Noting that the telco…

Orange invests €50m in Africa digital start-ups

Orange is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures. As part of this initiative, the…

EU filmmakers warn of Single Market risks

On the occasion of the European Film Forum at the Cannes Film Festival, over 80 of Europe’s filmmakers have set out their vision for Europe’s policies on copyright and culture,…

Ovum: nbn leads regional broadband investment

nbn’s Fixed Wireless network has passed a key milestone with the service now available to 500,000 premises in regional and rural Australia. The milestone coincides with new research from UK…