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La Liga, Mediapro joint-venture in China

Spain’s top football league, La Liga, and Mediapro’s subsidiary Super Sports have agreed to set up a joint-venture in China seeking expansion into Asia. The 15-year deal aims to sell…

Liberty Global, Telefónica to merge UK operations

Liberty Global, Telefónica to merge UK operations

As recently rumoured, and following confirmation that talks were taking place, Liberty Global and Telefónica are to merge their UK operations in a 50-50 joint venture that brings together Liberty’s…

Bidders emerge for OneWeb assets

Whilst all the details aren’t yet known, there are serious names who have entered bids for some or all of OneWeb’s assets. By the May 4th deadline, at least six…

Viasat Consumer, Canal Digital JV named ‘Allente’

The previously-announced combination of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group)’s satellite pay-TV and broadband-TV business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay-TV business, into a new joint venture company…

Virgin Media, O2 merger talks confirmed

Virgin Media, O2 merger talks confirmed

A filing made by Telefónica to the Spanish media regulator May 4th confirms that its O2 cellular operator in the UK is in formal talks with Liberty Global-backed Virgin Media.…

Analyst: Virgin/O2 talks ‘bolt out of the blue’

Analyst: Virgin/O2 talks ‘bolt out of the blue’

Although raising the possibility of such a move nearly a year ago, Paolo Pescatore, TMT Analyst at PP Foresight, has nevertheless described the possible merger of Liberty Global’s UK multiplay…

Virgin Media to merge with O2?

Numerous reports suggest that John Malone’s Liberty Global is in talks with Spanish telco Telefónica about merging its UK multiplay operator Virgin Media with Telefónica’s O2 mobile business. Bloomberg and…

EC OKs Canal Digital, Viasat Consumer pay-TV merger

The European Commission has approved the previously-announced combination of Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay-TV business, with Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment Group’s satellite pay-TV and broadband-TV business, into a new…

Altice: Fastfiber launch, Morgan Stanley partnership

Altice: Fastfiber launch, Morgan Stanley partnership

Multiplay operator and media group Altice Europe has established Fastfiber (formerly known as Altice Portugal FTTH), which it says is the largest FTTH wholesaler in Portugal with some four million…

Sharp and NEC to combine 8K+5G display division

Japanese electronics giants Sharp and NEC are to create a joint-venture by combining NEC’s Display Solutions (NDS). The pair say the joint ventire will allow both companies to build upon…

OneWeb confirms layoffs

Would-be global satellite broadband supplier OneWeb has reportedly laid off 10 per cent of its workforce amidst reported – but unconfirmed – plans that include Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The news…

Yahsat, Hughes launch satellite JV in Brazil

Yahsat, Hughes launch satellite JV in Brazil

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in broadband satellite networks and services, and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and wholly…

BritBox launches with C4, BT & EE

BritBox launches with C4, BT & EE

BritBox, the SVoD service created by UK PSBs the BBC and ITV, has opened for business, bringing what it describes as the greatest collection of British boxsets with the finest…

Discovery, Cyfrowy Polsat OTT service

Discovery, Cyfrowy Polsat OTT service

Multichannel programmer Discovery and pay—TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat have signed a joint venture agreement to create a video streaming platform which will operate in Poland and international markets. The new…

Mediapro, América TV content production partnership

The Mediapro studio, through Mediapro Argentina, and América TV, which belongs to Grupo América – a media company conglomerate in Argentina – have announced a partnership agreement to develop, produce…

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