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Brazil throws spanner into AT&T/TW merger

Brazil’s anti-trust regulator is objecting to the proposed $85.4 billion (€78.5bn) merger between AT&T and Time Warner. CADE (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica [Administrative Council for Economic Defense]), the Brazilian regulator,…

Free takes Canalplay stake

Iliad-owned telco Free has been holding a 20 per cent stake in Canal+’s SVoD service Canalplay since 2016, having exercised a share acquisition option, according to weekly magazine L’Express. The…

Guptas sells ANN7 TV station to Zuma “ally”

Guptas sells ANN7 TV station to Zuma “ally”

The powerful South African Gupta family is selling its media interests including The New Age newspaper and ANN7 television news station. The buyer, Mzwanele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi, is a long-standing supporter…

Advocacy group seeks Ofcom Murdoch judicial review

Advocacy group seeks Ofcom Murdoch judicial review

UK comms regulator Ofcom is facing judicial review over its ruling that Sky would remain ‘fit and proper’ to hold a UK broadcasting licence should the 21st Century Fox bid…

Fox Sports, Foxtel merge, IPO likely

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel and premium channel Fox Sports are to be merged into a single company that could be listed on the stock exchange, owners News Corp and Telstra…

Viavi acquires Trilithic

Viavi acquires Trilithic

In a further consolidation of the test and monitoring sector, network service enablement specialist Viavi Solutions has acquired electronic test and measurement equipment provider Trilithic. Viavi revealed the deal as…

Discovery takes on new debt for Scripps purchase

Discovery takes on new debt for Scripps purchase

Discovery Communications is increasing its borrowing in order to part-fund its proposed purchase of Scripps Networks Interactive. Discovery is increasing its revolving credit facilities from $2 billion to $2.5 billion,…

Altice + Charter “makes no sense”

The August 10th news that French multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media group Altice is preparing a bid for US cable giant Charter Communications prompted equity analysts at MoffettNathanson to…

Altice readies Charter bid?

Altice is scoping a bid for number two US cable operator Charter Communications, according to reports. CNBC claims Altice is working with banks to finance a cash and shares offer.…

Murdoch expects Sky deal to close early in 2018

According to reports, James Murdoch says he is confident that the 21st Century Fox bid to acquire the assets of Sky that it does not already own will be approved,…