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Com Hem acquires Boxer

Com Hem acquires Boxer

Com Hem has entered into an agreement to acquire Boxer TV-Access, a pay-TV operator in Sweden, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teracom, for an ‘enterprise value’ of SEK 1,330 million…

WISI acquires Aereo assets

German firm WISI Communications has announced a further expansion of its Multiscreen and OTT portfolio, now known as Project Katamaran. Earlier this year, WISI quietly acquired the authentication, packaging, network…

Verizon bids $3bn for Yahoo Internet

Verizon Communications is preparing to submit a second-round bid of around $3 billion for Yahoo’s core internet business, the WSJ reports. Private-equity firm TPG was also expected to submit a…

NeuLion acquires Saffron Digital

In a move that it says creates an online video powerhouse perfectly positioned to take full advantage of accelerating adoption of live and on-demand streaming, NeuLion,  a technology product and…

beIN completes Digitürk acquisition

Qatar’s beIN Media Group has completed the acquistion of Turkish pay-TV company Digitürk for a fee reported to be in the region of $1 billion. Digitürk was 53.3 per cent…

Discovery still targeting C4

Discovery is still interested in buying a stake in Channel 4, despite the UK government backing off plans to privatise the channel. David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery, said the company…

Confirmed: ABS up for sale

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is up for sale by its owners, private equity investor Permira. CEO Tom Choi told delegates at Casbaa in Singapore that Permira had started a process…

O3b buyout: “Why the rush?”

Last week, satellite operator raised €900 million in order to complete the purchase of mini-satellite constellation O3b. At least one investment bank is asking why SES has moved on O3b…

ABS up for sale by Permira?

Back in 2010, private equity fund Permira helped local management buy Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) for around $200 million. Now it is reported that Permira is looking to exit its…

SES raises cash to buy O3b

SES raises cash to buy O3b

Satellite operator SES is raising about €1 billion in order to complete its purchase of O3b (a ‘next generation’ satellite constellation serving the ‘other 3 billion’ unserved and underserved broadband…