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Univision buys bankrupt Gawker for $135m

Univision buys bankrupt Gawker for $135m

Online news site Gawker Media has been sold to media firm Univision for $135 million (€119.7m) in a bankruptcy auction. The sale comes after Gawker filed for bankruptcy protection in…

TPG Capital consolidates US broadband cable sector

TPG Capital, the global private equity fund of leading alternative asset firm TPG, is to acquire two US regional broadband services providers, RCN Telecom Services, LLC (RCN) and Grande Communications…

Pinewood confirms agreed takeover

Pinewood Studios, the home of many international blockbuster films and movie classics, is to be acquired in a deal that values the company at £323.3 million (€383.7m). Further to the…

BBC Worldwide backs 72 Films prodco

BBC Worldwide backs 72 Films prodco

Channel 4’s former head of specialist factual David Glover and Dragonfly’s joint MD Mark Raphael have established a new independent production company 72 Films, which is being backed by the…

Disney takes BAMtech stake; plans ESPN OTT

The Walt Disney Company is acquiring a 33 per cent stake in BAMTech, a technology services and video streaming company previously formed by Major League Baseball (MLB).  As part of…

eOne rejects ITV bid

eOne rejects ITV bid

Canada’s Entertainment One (eOne), the owner of children’s TV character Peppa Pig, has rejected a £1 billion takeover offer from ITV, saying it undervalued the London-listed TV and film production…

DISH raises $3bn for spectrum buy

DISH raises $3bn for spectrum buy

Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network has raised a net $2.73 billion (€2.46bn) in new Convertible Notes, with a 3.375 per cent rate due for repayment in 2026. Dish says the funds…

Eutelsat sells WINS for €60m

SpeedCast International has bought Eutelsat-backed Malta-based WINS (Wideband Interactive Network via Satellite), which specialises in satellite communications for the maritime, aviation and energy industries. One of the WINS core offerings…

Portugal Telecom new Sport TV shareholder

Portugal Telecom new Sport TV shareholder

Just days after Vodafone Portugal announced it will take a stake in Sport TV, Portugal Telecom, through its pay-TV unit MEO, has revealed plans to become a shareholder of the…

Vodafone, Liberty Global welcome merger clearance

Vodafone Group and cable MSO Liberty Global have welcomed the conditional clearance by the European Commission of the two companies’ proposed merger of their operating businesses in the Netherlands to…