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Espial acquires Bluestreak

In a move that it says accelerates delivery of solutions and services that create immersive, engaging viewing experiences, Espial has announced the acquisition of Bluestreak Technologies, a software and services…

Altice confirms Bouygues Telecom offer

Following weekend reports, multinational cable and telecommunications player Altice has confirmed it has made an offer to acquire France’s Bouygues Telecom through its subsidiary, Numericable-SFR. Altice will update the market…

Analyst: STB market consolidation not over

Analyst: STB market consolidation not over

ARRIS’s acquisition of Pace created the largest set-top manufacturer, with 22 per cent worldwide market share of the set-top box market. ARRIS is about three times larger than most competitors…

Polaris fund acquires TRIAX

Polaris Private Equity has acquired TRIAX A/S from Nielsen & Nielsen Holding. TRIAX is an international provider of high-tech solutions for reception and distribution of TV, radio and internet. TRIAX’…

BT & EE Chiefs: “Deal will create UK digital champion”

BT’s proposed acquisition of EE will create a ‘true UK digital champion’, according to BT Chief Executive Gavin Patterson, with consumers and businesses benefiting from further innovation and integrated services…

Discovery Networks AP acquires Setanta Sports Asia

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), a division of pay-TV programmer Discovery Communications, has confirmed its acquisition of Setanta Sports Asia, a premium sports channel specialising in rugby. Reaching more than 42…

Convergence drives tech, media & entertainment M&A

A study of 100 senior corporate executives by global law firm Reed Smith, in partnership with Mergermarket, reveals that 84 per cent of technology, media and entertainment (TME) companies expect…

Foxtel takes Ten stake

Foxtel takes Ten stake

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has agreed to buy 15 per cent of Australian commercial broadcasting service Network Ten in a A$77 million deal as part of a capital raising that…

Liberty Global eyes Ireland’s TV3

Liberty Global eyes Ireland’s TV3

Liberty Global is currently conducting due diligence on Irish broadcaster TV3 with a view to purchasing the business. Talks are said to be advanced stage but a deal is not…

France to sell 34% of Arianespace

A consortium made up of aircraft giant Airbus and rocket-engine builder Safran will buy a 34 per cent stake in launch company Arianespace, and in addition to its existing 39…