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ABS sale to China “highly unlikely”

Satellite operator Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) which has been up for sale since – at least – July of 2016, remains on the sales forecourt although there are reports that…

Viacom takes Ananey stake

Viacom International Media Networks,the entertainment conglomerate, has taken a minority stake in Israeli channels provider Ananey Communications Group. The deal sees the two companies build on their current relationship: Ananey…

ProSiebenSat.1, TF1, Mediaset in digital media alliance

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group is continuing to internationalise its online video business and is building up a strategic partnership with its European media partners TF1 Group (France) and Mediaset…

VR giants merge

VR giants merge

Three well-established – and award-winning – Virtual Reality content providers have merged. Virtual Content Group (VCG), a conglomerate of international VR companies, formed recently from the merger of France’s Cow…

Media entrepreneurs acquire NETIA

French media software solutions company NETIA ha announced that its sole shareholder Globecast (part of the Orange group) has sold all its shares in the company to two French media…

Google selling Skybox Imaging?

Back in 2014 Google’s parent company, Alphabet, bought Skybox Imaging for a reported $500 million (€473.5m). It renamed the enterprise Terra Bella. Bloomberg is reporting that the business is now…

Disney CFO cools Netflix, Twitter speculation

Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has seemingly cooled speculation that Disney would pursue an acquisition of Netflix or Twitter. Speaking at the Citi Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference, McCarthy called Pixar,…

FCC approves Televisa increased stake in Univision

Mexico’s giant multimedia broadcaster Televisa will increase its stake in Univision. Univision is the main Spanish-language network broadcaster in the US. Normally, the FCC regulator limits the stake that can…

SSW acquires Viveole; renews SES contract

Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group (SSW), the global communications company specialising in rural and last mile broadband, has agreed a new commercial contract with one of its key suppliers of satellite…

AB Groupe up for sale?

AB Groupe up for sale?

French newspaper Les Echos is reporting that French broadcaster AB Groupe is up for sale. The report says that executives of AB Groupe are already in talks with potential buyers.…