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RTL Group taking full ownership of Super RTL

RTL Group taking full ownership of Super RTL

Media group RTL’s largest business unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, is to acquire the outstanding 50 per cent shareholding in digital entertainment company Super RTL, having signed a binding agreement with…

RocketLab merging with Vector

New Zealand (and Los Angeles)-based RocketLab is to merge itself with a SPAC (Special Purchase Acquisition Company) called Vector and which will eventually list on the NASDAQ exchange (as RKLB).…

ITV Studios takes 51% stake in Apple Tree

ITV Studios takes 51% stake in Apple Tree

ITV Studios has increases its stake in Danish production company, Apple Tree Productions, from 25 per cent to 51 per cent. The agreement will see the label, founded by Executive…

TPG takes DirecTV stake

TPG takes DirecTV stake

As expected, AT&T is to sell off a slice of DirecTV to TPG and spin off the company to a new business. Private equity firm TPG will then own 30…

Net Insight sells ScheduALL to Xytech

Net Insight sells ScheduALL to Xytech

Net Insight has signed an agreement to sell its ScheduALL business to Xytech Systems in a transaction valued at $6 million (€4.9m). ScheduALL offers software-based resource optimisation solutions to media…

TPG taking AT&T share?

TPG taking AT&T share?

There are unconfirmed reports that TPG (the former Texas Pacific Group) is to take a significant but minority stake in AT&T’s DirecTV business. Reuters reported that discussions were at an…

Bharti Airtel buys back 20% from Warburg Pincus

Bharti Airtel buys back 20% from Warburg Pincus

Bharti Airtel operates one of India’s giant DTH businesses with some 18 million subscribers. Twenty per cent of Airtel DTH was held by US private equity investors Warburg Pincus. Bharti…

Accedo acquires Hibox

Accedo , the video experience specialist, has announced the acquisition of Hibox, a provider of advanced TV Solutions for telecom, media, hospitality and healthcare. Both companies have grown out of…

Corsearch anti-piracy boost with Entura deal

Corsearch anti-piracy boost with Entura deal

Brand data, analytics, and services provider Corsearch has extended its global anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting solutions with the acquisition of London-based content protection specialist Entura. Following the acquisition of Marketly in…

Cinedigm acquires Screambox

Cinedigm acquires Screambox

Premium content, streaming channels and technology services specialist Cinedigm has acquired Screambox, a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly-lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for…

Chyron acquires Weather Suite from DTN

Chyron has finalised the acquisition of DTN’s Weather Suite business (formerly MeteoGroup). “The acquisition of Weather Suite brings Chyron a weather platform with deep multiplatform, collaboration, and role-based access capabilities,”…

PSBs to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

PSBs to integrate Digital UK and Freesat

UK public service broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 plan to integrate Digital UK – the joint venture which facilitates the provision of Freeview TV services and Freesat –…

Samsung to sell Chinese LCD factory

Samsung to sell Chinese LCD factory

South Korean electronics giant Sausng is reportedly selling an LCD factory based in Suzhou, China. The South Korean government has given its permission for the sale. The permission is needed…

Thailand problems with orbital slot sell-off

Thailand’s telecom regulator want to auction rights to use the nation’s satellite orbital slots. But its move is facing severe criticism. The four auctions cover slots at: 50.5°East and 51°E…

RTL Group sells SpotX ad-tech unit

RTL Group sells SpotX ad-tech unit

RTL Group is selling its US ad-tech business SpotX to Los Angeles-based sell-side advertising platform Magnite. The transaction is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected to close…

Lightbox exits C4’s Indie Growth Fund

London and LA based production company Lightbox is to exit Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund (IGF). Lightbox was one of the first companies to join Channel 4’s IGF when it…

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