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Sony makes offer for 2waytraffic

Sony Pictures Entertainment is making an offer of E156 million for Dutch entertainment company, 2waytraffic the company which creates, produces, licenses and distributes light entertainment content across television, mobile and…

AOL swoops for bargain Bebo

AOL, the Internet arm of Time Warner is set to pay $850 million to acquire social media network Bebo, which has total global membership of more than 40 million. Bebo…

Google completes DoubleClick purchase

Google has completed its $3.1 billion acquisition of online advertising group DoubleClick after receiving the green light from European competition authorities, setting the stage for a broader push into the…

MTG sells DTV to CTC

Modern Times Group (MTG), the international entertainment broadcasting group is selling national Russian free-to-air television network 'DTV Group' to CTC Media for approximately $395 million on cash. MTG owns 39.5…

Entriq acquiring DayPort

Entriq, the CA / DRM company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DayPort, a player in video publishing, content, workflow, and syndication solutions.…

Viaccess to buy Orca

France Telecom subsidiary Viaccess has agreed to acquire 100 percent of Israel’s Orca Interactive for $21.4 million. Orca Interactive, a subsidiary of telecom group Emblaze, develops software for IPTV. It…

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…

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…

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…