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Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Fox/Sky deal referred to CMA

Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has referred Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on public interest grounds.…

Portuguese regulator rejects Altice, Media Capital deal

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações [Anacom]) has rejected the proposed acquisition by global telecom operator Altice of Portuguese media company Media Capital. The regulator stated that the…

Report: GIGAWorld €250bn innovation wave

Research from consultancy firm Arthur D. Little (ADL) estimates that the GIGAWorld – the world enabled by widespread access to high quality, gigabit Internet in which people, machines and the…

Record industry: Copyright infringement ‘significant issue’

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) – the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide – has released Connecting with Music, the 2017 Music Consumer…

Russia blocks 234 pirate websites

Russia’s media and communications watchdog Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) has permanently blocked 234 digital piracy websites, according to Alexander…

Sony India finalises Ten Sports purchase

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has completed its acquisition of the Ten Sports channels owned by Zee Entertainment Networks (ZEEL). Sony paid $366.3 million overall and the latest payment obligation…

Report: Illegal STBs putting public at risk

Report: Illegal STBs putting public at risk

Over one million illegal set-top boxes with add-ons that allow consumers to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK in the last two years, putting the public at…

NZ: Darcey appointed to SKY TV Board

New Zealand pay-TV operator SKY TV has announced the appointment of Mike Darcey as an independent director on the SKY Board. Darcey has an extensive track record of strategy and…

Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK

Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman is paying $9.2 billion (€7.7bn) to buy satellite builder Orbital ATK in an all-cash deal.  The transaction is expected to close early next year. Orbital ATK…

Chambers Chairman Emeritus at Cisco

Cisco’s executive chairman John Chambers has said he will be stepping down from his position from December 11th, when his term ends. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will then also serve as chairman. Chambers will be…