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Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting…

Antstream Arcade lands Atari investment

Antstream Arcade lands Atari investment

Global cloud gaming provider Antstream Arcade has successfully closed an external financing round of $3.5million (€31.m) led by the Atari Group. This latest funding brings Antstream Arcade’s total investment received…

Orient Hontai to inject €620m into Mediapro

Orient Hontai to inject €620m into Mediapro

Chinese Group Orient Hontai is set to increase its share of in Spanish TV group Mediapro to 76 per cent in exchange for a €620 million injection to save the…

Contents Lab. Blue raises €7.4m

Contents Lab. Blue raises €7.4m

Contents Lab. Blue has raised KRW 10 billion (€7.4m) in Series A funding from Korea Investment Partners, Kona Venture Partners, We Ventures, Crit Ventures and Dae Gyeong Investment, following KRW…

Struum finalises Series A financing

Struum finalises Series A financing

Struum, the SVoD service created by senior-level Disney and Discovery executives, and backed by an initial multi-million-dollar investment from former Disney CEO Michael Eisner through his Tornante Company, has finalised…

Dish to raise $4bn

Dish to raise $4bn

US DTH operator Dish Network is to raise $4 billion (€3.45bn) in senior secured notes. The cash-raising is being conducted through its Dish DBS Corporation sister company and will be…

Marquee TV secures £6.7m Series A funding

Marquee TV secures £6.7m Series A funding

Marquee TV, the specialist streaming service for arts and culture, has received £6.7 million (€7.8m) in a Series A funding round to accelerate the upgrade and global rollout of its…

Bray Film Studios announces major expansion

Bray Film Studios announces major expansion

Bray Film Studios has announced its proposal for a major new development that will see the next phase of expansion of its historic film studios, with plans for new state-of-the-art…

BBC licence fee freeze expected

BBC licence fee freeze expected

The BBC licence fee is expected to be frozen. Households will continue to pay £159 (€137) per year to fund the broadcaster’s television, radio and online content, in a bid…

BBC Radio to launch Indie Development Fund

BBC Radio to launch Indie Development Fund

Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, has announced the launch of a fund specifically targeted at the audio Independent Production Community. The Radio Indie Development Fund will see £250,000 annually…

Broadband boost for rural UK

Broadband boost for rural UK

More than half a million more rural homes and businesses will be given access to better broadband as part of plans to level up the country with improved Internet connectivity,…

Spain: €200m subsidy for Telefónica FTTH

Spain: €200m subsidy for Telefónica FTTH

Spain’s Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital (Ministry of Economy) has awarded the country’s largest telco, Telefónica, with €200 million public funds to extend FTTH to all rural areas…

Viakoo raises $10m in Series A funding

Viakoo, a specialist in IoT device remediation, has secured $10 million (€8.59m) in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures, joining existing investors Stanley Black & Decker, PivotNorth Capital, and…

StarTimes to invest $1m in Ghanaian football

StarTimes to invest $1m in Ghanaian football

StarTimes’ Ghanaian operation says it will invest more than $1 million in covering local football matches this winter. StarTimes Ghana was last season’s (2020-2021) football official broadcast rights holder, and…

Airband secures £100m debt package

Airband, the broadband provider for rural homes and businesses across the West of England, has successfully closed a significant £100 million (€118.3m) debt package from an international banking consortium including…

Grade considers C4 bid

Grade considers C4 bid

Veteran TV executive Lord (Michael) Grade, a former chief executive of Channel 4, is reported to be considering a bid for the UK public service broadcaster, which has effectively been…

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