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XM, Sirius still hanging on for merger

XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio extended their merger agreement until May 1, agreeing not to exercise their right to terminate the deal. There had been a March 1…

Tsinghua acquires 40% of BesTV

BesTV, China’s largest provider of IPTV, has agreed to sell a 40 per cent stake to Chinese PC maker Tsinghua Tongfang for 150 million yuan (E13.9m). BesTV, a Web TV…

News and Liberty complete DirectTV deal

News Corp has confirmed the completion of an approximate $11 billion deal that gives Liberty Media control of the DirecTV satellite television business. As part of the deal, Liberty has…

Scaberia, Secustream partnership

Scaberia, an Oslo based International Technology Consultancy and Secustream Technologies, a new player in software based content protection systems over IP, have signed a long term business contract. Scaberia will…

FCC to OK DirecTV, Liberty deal

The Federal Communications Commission is set to finally OK Liberty Media’s purchase of a controlling stake in DirecTV. The Justice Department is also reviewing the deal. The deal, which was…

Goldstone partners Synap for IPTV in Thailand

Software services firm Goldstone has launched Internet protocol IPTV services in Thailand in partnership with Synap Media. The company has also signed IPTV distribution agreements for France, Belgium, Spain, Morocco…

News Corp raises stake in Premiere

News Corp has increased its stake in German pay television operator Premiere to nearly 20 per cent. The company acquired an initial stake of 14.6 per cent in January from…

BSkyB appeals Competition ruling

BSkyB has confirmed it is to launch a legal challenge against key conclusions of the Competition Commission’s report on its investment in ITV plc and the Secretary of State’s consequent…

SK takeover of Hanaro approved

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) in Korea has approved the acquisition of Hanaro Telecom by SK Telecom. SK won a 1.090 billion KRW bid for the company late…

OmniGlobe buys BTIG

OmniGlobe Networks, specialist in delivering cellular, broadband Internet and VoIP services, has acquired Bandwidth Technologies International Group Limited (BTIG), the UK based international provider of satellite communications systems. OmniGlobe Networks,…