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News Corp buys talkSport owner in £220m deal

In what can be considered a shot across the bows of the BBC, News Corp’s UK and Ireland arm is to acquire radio-focused media group Wireless in a deal worth…

Lionsgate buys Starz for $4.4bn

Lionsgate, Hollywood’s largest independent studio, has confirmed plans to acquire media and entertainment giant Starz in a cash and stock deal valued at $4.4 billion (€3.9bn). “The combination of Lionsgate…

Espial to acquire WHS platform from ARRIS

Espial has confirmed an agreement to acquire ARRIS’s Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform. Espial will support current – and look to accelerate future – roadmaps for more than 40 WHS…

Canal+ completes THEMA acquisition

Canal+ Group has confirmed the acquisition of French channel developer and distributor THEMA’s minority interests, assuming full ownership of the company’s capital and completing a process which began in October…

Google Fiber to acquire Webpass

Google Fiber to acquire Webpass

Google Fiber has entered into an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Internet Service Provider Webpass. In a blog post, Charles Barr, President Webpass said that Google Fiber and Webpass share…

Altice completes Cablevision acquisition

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice has completed the acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corporation, the leading communications service provider in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision together…

Altice reorganises management structure

Altice reorganises management structure

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice is reorganising its group management structure ahead of the closing of the acquisition of Cablevision by Altice USA. The new group…

Trace acquires Buni.TV

Trace has announced the acquisition of pan-African VoD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VoD platform TracePlay, which is scheduled for later this year. Previously a…

Vodafone-ONO merger stalls on tax

Vodafone has suspended its merger with ONO, it was supposed to complete by June 1st. Vodafone will keep ONO as a separate company, albeit with full control, of it, in…

Nokia to acquire Gainspeed

Nokia has revealed plans to acquire Gainspeed, a US-based start-up specialising in DAA (Distributed Access Architecture) solutions for the cable industry via its Virtual CCAP (Converged Cable Access Platform) product…

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