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India: ZEEL to buy Reliance

India: ZEEL to buy Reliance

Zee Entertainment (ZEEL), backed by Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group, is to take control of Reliance Broadcast Network, the largest operator of FM stations in India. The somewhat complex deal will…

AT&T, DISH and WPP to acquire INVIDI

AT&T, DISH Network and WPP have announced plans to acquire INVIDI Technologies, a specialist in providing addressable advertising platforms. INVIDI will continue operating independently under the three companies’ collective ownership,…

Sky and Mediaset in talks over Mediaset Premium?

Sky and Mediaset in talks over Mediaset Premium?

Reuters is reporting that Mediaset and Sky are in contact over a possible deal for Mediaset Premium, Mediaset’s loss making Italian pay-TV asset, quoting “sources familiar to the matter”. In…

Pacific Television Centre bought by The Switch

Fast-growing TV transmission and facilities company The Switch has bought Pacific Television Centre (PacTV) which has major TV distribution, uplinking and playout operations in Los Angeles, London, New York and…

Motorsport Network acquires Motors TV

In a move that it says creates a TV Anywhere home for performance motoring and motorsport, Motorsport Network has acquired Motors TV, consolidating the world’s largest automotive and motorsport digital…

Viacom buys Telefe for $345m

As rumoured in recent days, Viacom has agreed a deal with Spanish telco Telefónica to acquire Televisión Federal (Telefe), one of the main free-to-air channels in Argentina, by Viacom International…

Virgin’s UTV Ireland acquisition approved

Virgin Media has received regulatory and competition approval to acquire UTV Ireland, the nation’s newest free-to-air commercial broadcaster. Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media in Ireland, commented: “We’re delighted to…

Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project technology

In a move that it says will dramatically enhance its content recommendations for linear and on-demand video viewing, premium entertainment streaming service Hulu has acquired The Video Genome Project’s contextual…

Altice eyes Portugal’s Media Capital

Spanish media group Prisa is planning to sell its Portuguese unit Media Capital, which owns national broadcaster TVI, production company Plural and Radio Comercial. According to a report in Portuguese…

US investors to reduce stake in Videocon d2h?

US investors to reduce stake in Videocon d2h?

Last week it was announced that two giant Indian pay-TV broadcasters, Dish TV and Videocon d2h will merge and in the process create a broadcasting behemoth of some 27.6 million…