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Imagine Communications acquires OpenTV ad unit

Media protection and value-added service technology provider The Kudelski Group has sold the advertising business unit of its OpenTV subsidiary to media software and video infrastructure solutions specialist Imagine Communications. “With this transaction, the Kudelski Group continues to streamline its business portfolio as it increases focus and investment in its core business of content security and digital TV solutions, as […]

Lagardère buys into Gulli, plans African expansion

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Lagardère Active has bought the 34 per cent of shares owned by France Television in youth and family DTT channel Gulli. Lagardère intends to launch an African French and English version next year. The channel is already operating in Russia, along with preschool network TiJi. Following two years of talks, the groups have finally agreed a reported €25 million price. […]

Dolby Labs buys Doremi

San Francisco-based technology company Dolby Laboratories has been given EU clearance to proceed with its acquisition of cinema technology business Doremi. The European Commission, in its decision, said that while there was some overlap between the two businesses they did not constitute a distortion of the market. “The proposed transaction would not lead to any anti-competitive effects because of the […]

Net Insight “very strong” Q3

Net Insight, a provider of transport solution for the broadcast and IP media industries, has reported that net sales were at SEK 112.2 million in Q3 – a 67.6 per cent growth year on year. Operating earnings were SEK 31.4 million, corresponding to an operating margin of 28 per cent. Net Insight CEO Fredrik Tumegård commented: “Net Insight enjoyed a […]

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 […]

FCC halts US ‘super mergers’

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pulled the plug on a pair of cable and DTH ‘super mergers’. The FCC cited a series of significant objections from broadcasters and content suppliers to the cablecos who do not want their confidential carriage fee contracts exposed. The decision directly affects the AT&T proposed merger with DirecTV, as well as Comcast’s merger with Time […]

Ooyala acquires Videoplaza

Establishing a presence in the fast-growing video advertising market, Ooyala, a Telstra subsidiary and video streaming, personalisation and analytics specialist is to acquire Videoplaza, a specilaist in video advertising technology and monetisation. Videoplaza operates one of the world’s largest video ad serving platforms and programmatic trading solutions, delivering ads to viewers across all devices. It is used by broadcasters and […]

Sony takes 50% stake in Dori Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Dori Media Group (DMG) have entered into an agreement whereby SPT will acquire 50 per cent of the VIVA and VIVA Plus channels and the VIVA Walla online free VoD service in Israel, along with 50 per cent of DMG’s Baby TV operations in Indonesia. Andy Kaplan, President of Sony Pictures Television’s worldwide networks, said: […]

Multichoice Hellas merges with Forthnet

The merger between Greek telco/pay-TV operator Forthnet and another subsidiary company Multichoice Hellas, wrapped on October 17th. The agreement, first mooted back on June 30th, sees Multichoice Hellas’s local operation being absorbed by Forthnet’s pay-TV arm. There is something of a shake-out and consolidation occurring in Greece at the moment. Earlier this summer Vodafone “merged” with Hellas Online (Vodafone paid […]

AT&T/DirecTV want speedy FCC approval

AT&T has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to speedily approve its planned $48.5 billion take-over of DirecTV. AT&T filed its request in Washington, and argued that its move on DirecTV is very different from the merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast. AT&T further used the filing to rebut criticism from some of its rivals, not least Netflix which […]

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