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Competition rule on Sky soon

The UK Competition Commission is expected to file its report on Sky with the government shortly and reports say it will recommend Sky's stake in ITV is cut to below…

BBC aims to buy out UKTV

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is reportedly trying to buy cable group Virgin Media’s share of UKTV, the TV channel business that the two organisations jointly own.…

Netgem merges with Glowria

Netgem has acquired the shares of institutional investors in Glowria, the leading French Internet DVD rental and a video on demand services operator. Glowria has up to now been financed…

Macrovision buys TV Guide

Macrovision is buying television listings provider Gemstar-TV Guide International for $2.8 billion in cash and stock. They say the combined company will allow consumers to pull up a guide on…

YooMedia in for Fresh

Digital entertainment group YooMedia has conditionally agreed to acquire 95.2 per cent of the issued share capital of Fresh Interactive Technologies, a Spanish interactive television company, and has conditionally raised…

Network Electronics acquires Video Products Group

Network Electronics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Video Products Group, a provider of professional video/audio transport systems for local and wide area networks. Major carriers around the world…

Ofcom takes over premium rate ruling

UK regulator Ofcom is taking over premium-rate phone regulator PhonepayPlus (formerly Icstis) to take a tighter rein on the call-TV industry after a year of scandals. It's one measure to…

Bertelsmann mulls control of RTL

Bertelsmann is considering taking full control of RTL Group, Europe's largest broadcaster. Bertelsmann confirmed a WSJ report that it was possible it would make an offer for the 10.2 per…

Irdeto buys Cloakware

Irdeto announced it has acquired 100 per cent of Cloakware, a privately held software company based in Virginia, USA and Ottawa, Canada. Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto said: “This acquisition…

Channel 4 buys stake in Mobile IQ

Channel 4 is buying a 10 per cent stake in mobile ad tech firm Mobile IQ to boost its mobile advertising efforts. The two companies have been working together since…