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Red Arrow acquires majority of Orion

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in US-based production company Orion Entertainment. Founded in 2000 and based in Denver, Orion has grown to become…

Nexstar to acquire Media General For $4.6bn

Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Media General have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Nexstar will acquire all outstanding shares of Media General for $10.55 per share in cash.  To…

TF1 closes Newen stake acquisition

Having obtained clearance from all the relevant authorities, FLCP (the holding company of the Newen group) and TF1 have confirmed completion, on the terms disclosed on November 9th, 2015, the…

Bank: beIN Sports in play?

Bank: beIN Sports in play?

Exane-BNP/Paribas suggests Qatar’s sovereign fund is looking to reduce exposure and that Vivendi could be a potential buyer/partner of its sports rights and marketing operation beIN Sports. The bank’s rationale…

Coalition warns of Charter-TWC merger harms

The Stop Mega Cable Coalition has been launched with the goal of raising awareness about what it suggests are “the substantial harms” that Charter Communication’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner…

IBM acquires Ustream

IBM has acquired Ustream, a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. The move will extend the IBM Cloud platform to help enterprise clients unlock the value of video, a…

SAM acquires Mantrics

SAM has revealed it is acquiring Mantrics, the Italian workflow and asset management specialists. Mantrics is a privately-held joint venture, established in 2008 by Digital Video and Video Progetti. SAM…

Telefonica eyes AT&T’s LatAm TV assets

Telefonica eyes AT&T’s LatAm TV assets

Spain’s Telefonica is reportedly interested in buying AT&T’s pay-TV assets in Latin America, with an enterprise value of over €9 billion, in an attempt to strengthen its presence in the…

Ericsson to acquire FYI Television

Ericsson has announced its intention to acquire FYI Television, the entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas. Ericsson says the acquisition will strengthen Ericsson’s already…

Time Warner bid talk is all OTT

Love him or hate him – and, like most, I have a chronically schizophrenic attitude – you have to hand it to Keith Rupert Murdoch. If at first you don’t…