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Samsung buys Spanish AI firm Zhilabs

Samsung has acquired Spanish AI and analytics firm Zhilabs. The tech giant says the takeover will boost its automation and analytics capabilities, central to developing 5G services. Zhilabs will continue…

LADbible acquires Unilad

Unilad – owned by Bentley Harrington which went into administration earlier this month – has been bought by rival LADbible. The two companies thrive on the social media scene by…

Mediaset to sell pay-TV to Sky Italia imminently

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is planning to accelerate the sale of its pay-TV operations to rival Sky Italia. According to a report in daily Il Sole 24 Ore, in line with…

Ooyala management buyout

OTT, content production, and digital distribution solutions provider Ooyala and Telstra have revealed the completion of the management buyout of Ooyala. The Australian telco invested $270 million (€233m) in August…

NEP Group acquires SIS LIVE

NEP Group acquires SIS LIVE

Live sports and entertainment technical production partner NEP Group has acquired connectivity services provider SIS LIVE Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Sports Information Services (SIS). The acquisition complements NEP’s Broadcast…

Sky: LSE delisting, Murdoch resignation

Following confirmation that Comcast has acquired 21st Century Fox’s stake in Sky and now effectively owns 77 per cent of the company, Sky has announced its intention to cancel its…

Analyst: Has YouTube per-view revenue peaked?

Only three years ago, Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) were being snapped up by traditional broadcasters for huge sums, but their fortunes are changing, according to research firm Ampere Analysis. Latest research…

Com Hem delists ahead of Tele2 deal

The European Commission has approved the merger of Tele2 AB and Com Hem Holding AB. The board of directors of Com Hem has therefore resolved to apply for delisting of…

Panama: Millicon acquires Onda

Millicom is acquiring a controlling 80 per cent stake in Cable Onda, the largest cable and fixed telecommunications services provider in Panama, Latin America’s fastest-growing economy. The transaction values 100…

New owner for Portugal’s Nowo and Oni

Three years after being sold by Altice, Portuguese operators Nowo and Oni will once again change ownership. Their current owner, Apax Partners, has reached an agreement with US-based investment fund…

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