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Government plans BBCWW UKTV stake sale

The UK government is to order BBC to sell its 50 per cent stake in cable and satellite programmer UKTV, according to the Sunday Times, which usually has impeccable links…

Olympusat acquires Float Left Interactive

Olympusat, one of the largest independent media companies specialising in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish and English language networks, has acquired Float Left Interactive as a…

Caution over Vivendi & Mediaset

The initial enthusiasm over the planned Vivendi acquisition of Mediaset’s Premium pay-TV services has cooled a little, at least as far as equity analysts at Deutsche Bank (DB) are concerned.…

ITV eyes deal for Entertainment One

UK’s ITV is considering a bid for Canada’s Entertainment One. Preliminary talks have taken place with the Peppa Pig producer about a potential deal, according to the FT. Shares in…

Scripps pays $39m for Cracked

Scripps pays $39m for Cracked

The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired multi-platform satire brand Cracked, which informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular…

Daily Mail owner eyes Yahoo

Daily Mail owner eyes Yahoo

The UK publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper is in talks regarding a bid for the struggling US Internet company Yahoo. A spokesman has confirmed discussions are happening, but are…

Vivendi, Mediaset confirm partnership

Vivendi, Mediaset confirm partnership

Following weeks of speculation, and heightened rumours that a deal was imminent, Vivendi has confirmed that it has entered into what is described as an important binding strategic and industrial…

Canal+ acquires Alterna’TV

Canal+ Group, through its subsidiary THEMA, is to acquire Alterna’TV, a Miami-based content distribution company from Eutelsat Americas. Alterna’TV is a content distribution platform that provides principally Latin American channels…

UK telco merger “positive” for Sky

Various press reports suggest that Hutchison is close to signing a £3 billion capacity agreement as part of its plan to buy the O2 cellular network from Telefonica. The reports…

Verizon buys 25% of AwesomenessTV

Verizon buys 25% of AwesomenessTV

Verizon has revealed it has agreed to buy a 24.5 per cent stake in AwesomenessTV. Upon completion of this transaction, the AwesomenessTV multi-platform media business will be valued at approximately…