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Confusion over sale of i>Télé

French press reports over the weekend suggest that Vivendi is looking to sell its i>Télé free-to-air news channel. The channel provides 24/7 national and global news and is the second-most…

India’s Siti and DEN merger talks?

Two giant India cable MSOs are reportedly in exploratory merger talks. Siti Cable, owned by Subhash Chandra/Essel Group (which also owns the Dish TV/Zee broadcasting empire) is already one of…

Adobe to acquire Livefyre

Adobe is to acquire privately held Livefyre, a content curation and audience engagement company. The Livefyre platform gives brands and publishers access to billions of pieces of user generated content…

Vimeo acquires VHX

Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, has confirmed the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium OTT subscription video channels. The acquisition strengthens Vimeo’s leading marketplace for consumers to access…

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Some five weeks after reports first emerged that entertainment discovery specialist Rovi was planning to acquire advanced television technology specialist TiVo the pair have confirmed a cash and stock deal…

SES carrying 23 UHD channels

SES says it is now carrying 23 Ultra HD channels across its fleet (up from 19 at December 31st). Fifteen of these channels are commercial. SES says it will increase…

NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation

Confirming recent speculation, NBCUniversal is to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the creator of animated feature films, TV series, live entertainment and related consumer products in a deal valued at $3.8 billion…

Mexico’s Televisa wants Megacable

Bloomberg is reporting that Mexico’s media giant Televisa is looking to buy Megacable Holdings, one of its main rivals in pay-TV in Mexico. The green light has reportedly been given…

SFR to launch 5 sport channels, one in 4K

SFR has confirmed that it will launch five new sports channels, including one premium, one dedicated to multi sports, one for extreme sports, one for sports news (operated by NextRadio…

SintecMedia MBO

SintecMedia, a provider of broadcast management software, has announced that SintecMedia’s management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including…