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Nothing Neutral about Trump

Journalism might be the first draft of history (as well as a lot of less honourable or important things) but, even so, it is too early to be bringing a…

ProSiebenSat.1 acquires Austria’s ATV

ProSiebenSat.1, via its subsidiary PULS 4, has acquired Austrian TV group ATV from Tele München. Markus Breitenecker, MD at ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4, said: “The objective of the acquisition is to…

TF1’s Newen buys Dutch producer

TF1-owned producer and distributor Newen has taken a majority stake in Dutch indie production company Tuvalu Media Group, concluding its first international acquisition. Newen said is looking to “become a…

V-Nova acquires video processing patents

In a move it says will expand and strengthen the breadth of existing patent portfolio and further improve the performance of its PERSEUS-based solutions, video compression solutions provider V-Nova, has…

Irish Post acquires Irish TV assets

The Irish Post has acquired the digital and intellectual property assets of Irish TV from the liquidator – fuelling the possibility of a relaunch for the defunct channel. The London-based…

Nielsen completes Gracenote acquisition

Global performance management company Nielsen has completed its $560 million (€539.5m) acquisition of media and entertainment metadata provider Gracenote from the Tribune Media Company. The acquisition of Gracenote’s global database…

Kantar Media acquires Newsaccess

In a deal that it says strengthens its position as market leader in media monitoring in Ireland, media intelligence specialist Kantar Media has acquired multi-channel media monitoring provider Newsaccess. With…

Arqiva up for sale

UK cellular and TV distribution business Arqiva is up for sale. Arqiva has a near monopoly for the distribution of the UK’s digital terrestrial TV signals, and handles most of…

RTL explores alternatives for BroadbandTV

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group has decided not to exercise the call option for the remaining 49 per cent shareholding in Multi Channel Network BroadbandTV and will explore, jointly with the…

France: Mediawan acquires AB Groupe

French pay-TV broadcaster AB Groupe has been bought by Mediawan. Mediawan is the media investment consortium set up by production producer Pierre-Antoine Capton, Iliad Telecom founder Xavier Niel and Lazard…