Category archives for: Joint Venture

ARRIS, Charter acquire ActiveVideo

ARRIS Group and Charter Communications have established a joint venture that has agreed to acquire ActiveVideo for approximately $135 million. ARRIS will own 65 per cent of the joint venture company and will be the sales channel for ActiveVideo’s CloudTV platform. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the second quarter, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt […]

EchoStar, Nagra join forces in SmarDTV

Kudelski and EchoStar have confirmed EchoStar will become a shareholder in SmarDTV, the subsidiary of Kudelski that offers advanced set-top boxes and conditional access modules. As part of the transaction, EchoStar’s operations in the UK and Spain will be transferred to SmarDTV. SmarDTV will build on the heritage of Nagra, Conax and OpenTV, as well as EchoStar’s engineering and technology […]

comScore, Kantar partner as WPP buys in

comScore has announced a strategic alliance with WPP’s data investment management division, Kantar. The alliance, which covers territories outside the US, establishes a framework for the parties to bring the best of breed together from the two companies – their products, technology, data assets, research panels and relationships – to provide cross-media audience and campaign measurement capabilities. The alliance follows […]

Singtel, Sony, Warner hook up for Asia OTT

Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment have established HOOQ, a joint venture start-up, to offer a regional over-the-top (OTT) video service in Asia. HOOQ will deliver both Hollywood blockbusters and television series, as well as popular local movies and programmes to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favourite shows on their device or […]

Rostelecom, VGTRK form media JV

Rostelecom, Russia’s national telecommunications operator, is to create a media joint venture with the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), Russia’s leading producer of pay-TV channels for cable and satellite broadcast. The JV will be made up of VGTRK’s Digital Television and Rostelecom’s subsidiary NKS-Media. The main aim of the JV is to accelerate the development of the […]

JB&A, Piksel strategic partnership

JB&A and Piksel together announce a strategic channel partnership to expand market reach in video management, distribution, and monetisation solutions. JB&A is now an official Sales Partner of Piksel’s portfolio of solutions and services, in particular the Piksel Video Platform. “We are very excited to have partnered with JB&A, who now joins our existing roster of world-class channel partners,” said […]

Presto lines up Seven SVoD service

Presto Entertainment, a new service originating from a proposed Foxtel and Seven West Media joint venture, would see a massive library of subscription video on demand (SVoD) television content provided for Presto subscribers in early 2015. The proposed service would compete with Netflix, which recently announced plans to launch in Australia in March 2015. The Foxtel and Seven West Media […]

TeliaSonera, Telenor merge operations in Denmark

TeliaSonera and Telenor have entered into an agreement to merge their Danish operations into a new joint venture where the parties will own 50 per cent each. The new joint venture will create a robust mobile operator that is able to increase investments in networks to the benefit of our customers. “We are making a necessary and natural move by […]

Sony, Discovery to scrap India j-v

Discovery Communications and Sony are reportedly to end their India joint-venture in the face to new regulations. Media regulator TRAI has forbidden the bundling of TV channels to more than one broadcaster. The 12-year joint venture, Multi Screen Media Discovery, in which Sony holds the lion’s share (74 per cent), is separating and each former partner is building their own […]

AMC takes $200m BBC AMERICA stake

AMC Networks the global entertainment company behind acclaimed series The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and Rectify, is paying $200 million for a 49.9 per cent share of the BBC AMERICA channel.  The agreement is structured as a long-term equity joint venture, with BBC Worldwide retaining 50.1 per cent. AMC Networks will have operational control of BBC AMERICA, including affiliate and […]

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