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Sea Launch sold to Russian aviation company

Sea Launch, the floating converted oil rig that – when operational – launches rockets into orbit from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is to be bought by S7 Group,…

Africa Channel assets for sale

London-based The Africa Channel has entered administration (the UK version of Chapter-11), and its IP assets are being sold by insolvency practitioners Chamberlain & Co.  It is only the UK-based…

BT eyes YouView?

BT is reportedly negotiating to buy YouView – the connected TV joint-venture it shares with the BBC, TalkTalk, ITV, C4 and C5 and Arqiva. According to The Daily Telegraph, talks…

Com Hem’s Boxer acquisition approved

Com Hem’s Boxer acquisition approved

In June, Com Hem entered into an agreement through its wholly-owned subsidiary Com Hem Communications to acquire Boxer TV-Access, the pay TV operator in the DTT network in Sweden, from…

Avanti still talking to buyers/investors

Avanti still talking to buyers/investors

London-based Avanti Communications says it is still in discussion with “a number” of potential acquirers or investors around a “strategic” transaction and that discussions are on-going with interested parties. Meanwhile,…

Harris CapRock/Globecomm up for sale?

Two major players in the satellite capacity business are reportedly up for sale. Trade magazine Space News is reporting that Harris Corp’s CapRock maritime services business has been placed on…

V-Nova boost for Eutelsat HD/UHD transition

Satellite operator Eutelsat is taking a minority stake in London-based advanced video compression technology specialist V-Nova. The pair also plan to enter into a commercial partnership focused on satellite video…

Liberty Media to buy F1

Liberty Media to buy F1

Over two years after suggestions were first raised that it was first suggested it was interested in such a move, and following heightened speculation in recent days, Liberty Media Corporation…

Rovi becomes TiVo

Rovi has closed its $1.1 billion acquisition of TiVo, and the new company will become TiVo. Tom Carson, president and CEO of the newly combined business, said the deal “passed…

Analyst: VR, 4K and HDR major IBC themes

From 360-degree movie trailers to the emergence of 4K TV services from Web and telecom players, global analyst firm CCS Insight, has revealed its expectations for the TV industry and…

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