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Eutelsat quits Viasat joint venture

Eutelsat is selling its majority share in its Euro-Broadband joint venture with Viasat. Eutelsat is reorganising its Ka-band broadband-by-satellite strategy over Europe. It owned a 51 per cent stake in Euro-Broadband with Viasat of California holding 49 per cent. Eutelsat will receive an “initial consideration” of €140 million for its stake. This sum could be […]

November 19, 2020By Chris Forrester

KT, DT 5G technology JV

Korean telco SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have entered into an agreement to establish a 5G technology joint venture. They will each hold 50 per cent of the joint venture and each will name one representative to lead the new entity. The joint venture will be headquartered in Germany. Through the joint venture, the two […]

November 9, 2020

SK Telecom media JVs

Korean operator SK Telecom has revealed a number of new joint ventures (JVs) in what it calls “promising technologies” that span a number of verticals from automotive to media. These include a JV with Uber and Neubility, a vision-based route analysis company. In the media sector, it will work with Kiswe, a non face-to-face live […]

October 19, 2020by Angharad Rhiannon

Discovery, Mediaset alliance?

Discovery is eyeing a possible tie-up in Europe with Italian broadcaster Mediaset, according to reports in the Italian press. According to Il Sole 24 Ore, contact between Mediaset CEO, Piersilvio Berlusconi, and the main shareholder of Discovery, Liberty Media chairman John Malone, was made last summer. Details of the so-called ‘Amerigo’ project have emerged, which […]

September 21, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

BritBox plans global expansion

BBC Studios and ITV have revealed plans to roll out their joint venture SVoD service BritBox globally, which could see the streaming platform expanding to up to 25 countries worldwide. Building upon the success of the service in the US and Canada, where it recently hit one million subscribers, as well as the UK, where […]

July 27, 2020By Colin Mann

Canada, India interested in OneWeb

Ottawa-based Telesat has reportedly entered a bid for OneWeb’s satellite assets. But it isn’t alone. There will be an auction process on July 2nd in New York. The UK is widely reported to have committed to a $500 million (£405m) participation for a 20 per cent stake in OneWeb. The UK bid is said to […]

July 1, 2020By Chris Forrester

Kantar & LiveRamp partnership

Kantar, the data, insights and consulting company, and data connectivity platform LiveRamp have partnered in the UK to provide hundreds of new audience segments for online campaign activation, built on the unique in-depth online and offline consumer behaviour from Kantar’s syndicated datasets, including TGI (in-depth consumer behaviour), Worldpanel (purchase) and ComTech (consumer technology). With figures […]

July 1, 2020

Finland: NENT & Elisa to combine streaming services

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s streaming company, and Elisa, Finland’s telecoms operator, will combine their streaming services in Finland in Q4 2020. The combined standalone service will be called Elisa Viihde Viaplay and bring together Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, and kids’ content with Elisa Viihde Aitio’s wide range […]

June 24, 2020

Intelsat wants Court to modify BlackSky loan

Last October Intelsat made a $50 million “synergistic” loan to BlackSky, owned by Spaceflight Industries. Now it wants the Court to amend the loan obligations and permit certain sales plans to proceed despite the bankruptcy. Spaceflight describes itself as a ‘next generation’ space company with launch facilities, and its BlackSky division specialises in images from […]

June 1, 2020

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 advertising and media in the Chinese market in a move to allow La Liga to fully break into the country with local advertisers, as well […]

May 18, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid