Home » Archives by category » Business (Page 984)

Telefonica eyes Digital+ stake

Spain’s Telefonica is still interested in being a minority partner in the pay-TV group Digital+ the company’s chief operating officer Julio Linares has said. Telefonica previously tabled an offer for…

Mediaset surpasses RAI in terms of turnover

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has for the first time surpassed RAI in terms of turnover thanks mainly to revenue from pay-TV. In 2008, Mediaset's turnover…

Sky backs file share cut-offs but rights holders must pay

In contrast to rival ISPs Sky has backed the content industry's calls to introduce suspension of service for suspected file-sharers. In response to this week's government request for proposals about…

Aksh Optifibre plans to raise $20m for IPTV

Aksh Optifibre plans to raise up to $20 million through a private placement to grow its IPTV and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) business in India. The amount will be…

Rai risks E90 million fine for channel encryption

Italian public broadcaster RAI risks being fined up to E90 million, or about 3 per cent of its annual turnover, for irregularities in procedures following the exit from DTH platform…

Canal+ boosts Vivendi

The strong performance of the Canal+ Group helped Vivendi beat first half forecasts. The premium channel group added 94,000 new subscriptions with the figures adjusted to take into account the…

Disney pays $4bn for Marvel

Disney is betting on Content as King, paying $4bn for Marvel Entertainment in a shares and cash deal. Disney will take over ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters, if the deal…

SeaChange acquires eventIS

SeaChange International, provider of software and hardware solutions for VOD television, has confirmed the acquisition of eventIS Group – a privately owned Netherlands-based company that provides VOD and linear broadcast…

Arris acquires assets of EG Technology

ARRIS has acquired certain assets of EG Technology, an Atlanta-based company for approximately $6.5 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Arris acquired EGT patents and video processing technology for…

'BBC should charge online'

Following up James Murdoch's contention that the BBC's ubiquity online will threaten the pluralism of available news, Five CEO Dawn Airey has said the BBC should charge viewers for iPlayer…