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India: Sony Pictures buys TEN Sports

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has revealed that SPN and its affiliates have entered into definitive agreements to acquire TEN Sports Network from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE) and its…

Analyst: Time is right for Fox to buy Sky

A report from Macquarie investment bank has suggested that the time was now right for a deal which would see 21st Century Fox buy the 61 per cent of Sky…

Virgin Media buying Arqiva hotspot business

Virgin Media is reportedly about to close a deal to buy UK-based Arqiva’s WiFi distribution business. Arqiva, according to the FT, has some 27,000 hotspots covering hotel rooms, airline lounges…

Liberty Media in F1 ownership race

Reports have surfaced that John Malone’s Liberty Media is seeking to take control of Formula One motor racing, with Sky News reporting that it is in detailed talks with F1’s…

Vivendi targets €300m Canal+ cuts

Vivendi is reported as planning €300m of cuts at Canal Plus in a 2018 turnaround target for the loss making French pay-TV unit. The French media and content group plans…

Mediaset: ‘Vivendi subjective and biased’ on deal

The battle over the April deal between the European media groups continues as Mediaset rejects Vivendi’s position on the aborted agreement between the pair in the strongest terms. The Italian…

ITV drops eOne purchase plans

ITV drops eOne purchase plans

ITV has aborted plans to buy Entertainment One, the owner of Peppa Pig. The broadcaster said in a stock market statement that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire eOne…

Beijing Xinwei buys Spacecom for $285m

A Luxembourg-based offshoot of Beijing-based Xinwei Group has bought Spacecom of Israel (Space Communications), operators of the AMOS fleet of satellites of $285 million (€252.7m), an impressive premium of 41…

Eurofins Digital Testing acquires Labatus

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services (formerly Testronic Labs Belgium and Digital TV Labs), has acquired Labatus, to strengthen its ability to…

Mediaset seeks damages from Vivendi

Mediaset seeks damages from Vivendi

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has initiated legal action before a Milan Court to enforce a contract signed in April with French media group Vivendi. Mediaset is requesting €50 million in damages for…

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