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Procera completes Sandvine acquisition

Procera Networks, a global player in Network Intelligence, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Sandvine Corporation, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.…

Google sinks $1.1bn in HTC mobile

Google has agreed to take over staff and assets of smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 billion. Google said the takeover will strengthen its hardware business, including the Pixel smartphones on…

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has referred Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on public interest grounds.…

Portuguese regulator rejects Altice, Media Capital deal

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações [Anacom]) has rejected the proposed acquisition by global telecom operator Altice of Portuguese media company Media Capital. The regulator stated that the…

Sony India finalises Ten Sports purchase

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has completed its acquisition of the Ten Sports channels owned by Zee Entertainment Networks (ZEEL). Sony paid $366.3 million overall and the latest payment obligation…

Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK

Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman is paying $9.2 billion (€7.7bn) to buy satellite builder Orbital ATK in an all-cash deal.  The transaction is expected to close early next year. Orbital ATK…

Murdoch: ‘Sky deal good for UK’

James Murdoch told the RTS Cambridge Convention that 21st Century Fox’s takeover of Sky would be a boost for Britain as it tackles Brexit. The Fox CEO dwelt on the…

Murdoch’s Sky bid referred to watchdog

Murdoch’s Sky bid referred to watchdog

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed that 21st Century Fox’s proposed bid to acquire the remaining shares in Sky that it does not already own will be referred to competition…

Viacom accelerates expansion in Italy

Viacom accelerates expansion in Italy

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom, has acquired a free-to-air digital terrestrial frequency in Italy (LCN 49) from Scripps Networks Interactive to launch a local version of…

Fox/Sky bid set for competition referral

Fox/Sky bid set for competition referral

Karen Bradley, the UK’s Culture Secretary has said she is minded to refer the bid by 21st Century Fox for the remainder of the shares in Sky to the Competition…

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