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SES raises cash to buy O3b

SES raises cash to buy O3b

Satellite operator SES is raising about €1 billion in order to complete its purchase of O3b (a ‘next generation’ satellite constellation serving the ‘other 3 billion’ unserved and underserved broadband…

FOTV acquires OVGuide

FOTV Media Networks is to acquire OVGuide, the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to…

Canal+: “It can be fixed” says Bolloré

Vivendi boss Vincent Bolloré has given a very rare interview to French business newspaper Les Echos, and makes it clear that the Canal Plus premium channel can be saved and…

AT&T acquires Quickplay

In a move it says will enhance its next-generation video-delivery platform, US multi-play operator AT&T plans to acquire OTT video and TV Everywhere services specialist Quickplay Media from Madison Dearborn…

Telefónica pays €725m for Canal Plus stake

Telefónica’s 56 per cent stake in Canal Plus has cost €724.5 million, the high end of a price range agreed by both companies, who initially calculated a cost of between…

EU blocks O2/Three merger

EU blocks O2/Three merger

Competition watchdogs at the European Commission have blocked the sale of Telefónica’s O2 UK mobile operator to CK Hutchison, the owner of mobile company Three. The planned deal was worth…

Piksel acquires Lingospot

Piksel, a leader in building online video businesses, has confirmed the acquisition of Lingospot to augment Piksel’s know-how in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) for video. The acquisition adds…

FreeWheel acquires StickyADS.tv

In a move that strengthens its programmatic video capabilities, FreeWheel, a Comcast Platform Services company and provider of premium video ad management solutions for the world’s largest media and entertainment…

Global Eagle buys EMC for $550m

In-flight entertainment supplier Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is buying teleport and satellite communications business EMC in a $550 million deal announced May 9th. The deal, which is expected to close…

FCC approves Charter/TWC merger

FCC approves Charter/TWC merger

With the briefest of announcements, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed May 6th that it had approved — with conditions — the Application filed by Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable,…

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