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CNN: “No sale” says AT&T

AT&T’s Entertainment boss John Stankey says that CNN will not be sold once AT&T wraps its purchase of Time-Warner, which owns CNN and the other Turner Broadcasting assets. Speaking to…

Netflix acquires Millarworld

Netflix acquires Millarworld

Marking its first-ever acquisition, streaming giant Netflix has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass,…

Tremor sells buyer platform to Taptica for $50m

In a move that sees it focus the business as pure-play sell side software platform, video monetisation software company Tremor Video has agreed to sell its buyer platform to Taptica…

CNN to be sold?

CNN to be sold?

According to media news outlet Deadline Hollywood, AT&T is considering selling of some assets after its $85 billion merger with Time Warner closes. One of the possibilities is the disposal…

Arqiva gets closer to IPO or sale

Arqiva gets closer to IPO or sale

Sky News is reporting that UK communications giant Arqiva has appointed four investment banks to advise it on either a London stock market listing, or a complete sale. Sky says…

SoftBank eyeing Sprint, DISH merger?

A couple of months ago, Japanese media conglomerate SoftBank was attempting to engineer a merger between Intelsat and would-be satellite operator OneWeb. Intelsat’s debt-burden stymied that deal. Now SoftBank is…

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

The Spanish Government wants to keep the country’s DTT licences in the hands of Spanish companies. Consequently, the Administration has blocked the entry of Viacom, owner of The Paramount Channel,…

NEP acquires Bexel

NEP Group, a global provider of outsourced broadcast and live event production solutions, has acquired Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a subsidiary of Vitec Group. Headquartered in Pittsburgh with offices in…

Sony Pictures takes majority stake in Funimation

Sony Pictures takes majority stake in Funimation

Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority stake in Japanese anime distributor Funimation, subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, valuing the…

Discovery to acquire Scripps for $14.6bn

Discovery to acquire Scripps for $14.6bn

Suggesting that the combination will accelerate growth across linear, digital and short-form platforms around the world and create a global leader in real life entertainment, Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks…