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Telestream to acquire IneoQuest

Digital media tools and workflow solutions provider Telestream is to acquire video quality monitoring and analytics solutions specialist IneoQuest. The terms of the deal were not disclosed as both companies…

ADL: Media will see rush of consolidation M&A

According to consultancy firm Arthur D. Little (ADL), markets will continue to see a rush of consolidation and vertical integration among traditional media companies as offline advertising revenues and consumer…

UK Culture Secretary Fox “standards” concerns

UK Culture Secretary Fox “standards” concerns

Karen Bradley, the UK Culture Secretary, has expressed concerns about corporate governance at News Corp and breaches of broadcasting standards by 21st Century Fox. Speaking in the House of Commons,…

Intelsat takes equity stake in Kymeta

Intelsat takes equity stake in Kymeta

Global satellite giant Intelsat used the Satellite 2017 show to announce it had taken an equity stake in specialist antenna manufacturer Kymeta. Intelsat’s CEO Steven Spengler will take a seat…

MX1 sale dispute heats up

Last December, SES, which now owns the former playout and facilities company RR Media, commenced litigation against three former senior executives at RR Media, including the CFO, and alleging that…

Intelsat planned merger drives other M&A

Last week Japanese telco giant SoftBank and Intelsat and OneWeb announced a merger scheme that would boost Intelsat’s existing geostationary satellite fleet by adding around 650 low Earth orbiting (LEO)…

Murdoch: “Fox Sky bid will boost British TV”

Murdoch: “Fox Sky bid will boost British TV”

James Murdoch, chief executive of 21st Century Fox and chairman of Sky, has suggested that 21st Century Fox’s £11.7 billion (€13.6bn) takeover of Sky would benefit the UK creative sector…

Sky deal goes to EC, UK ‘minded’ to refer to Ofcom

With 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch extolling the creative benefits of Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky, the next stage in the process has been triggered now that the European…

Channel 4 takes stake in VR start-up Parable

Channel 4 has taken a minority stake in new British virtual reality (VR) business Parable, focussing on innovative content creation with storytelling at its heart. Launched this month, Parable will…

Intelsat and OneWeb “a defensive merger”

The post-announcement comments of the SoftBank-engineered merger between Intelsat and OneWeb are coming in, and they are not all favourable. For example, Sami Kassab, an equity analyst at investment bank…