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Brightcove pays $15m for Ooyala’s video platform

Brightcove is acquiring the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala for $15 million (€13.2m). Brightcove is buying Ooyala’s video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its…

Hispasat sale “positive” for SES, Intelsat, Eutelsat

Hispasat’s fleet of 11 active satellites, including the powerful Amazonas pair serving South America, are being bought by Red Eléctrica for €949 million. The Spanish electricity and telecoms company is buying…

Hispasat sold to Red Eléctrica

Hispasat sold to Red Eléctrica

Red Eléctrica has acquired Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat. The Spanish electricity utility company is buying out Abertis’s 89.7 per cent holding in Hispasat for €949 million. Hispasat recorded €235 million…

Amazon acquires eero

Amazon has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire eero. eero’s home mesh WiFi systems blanket every room of a customer’s home in reliable WiFi.  “We…

SeaChange acquires Xstream

SeaChange acquires Xstream

Video delivery platform specialist SeaChange International has acquired Xstream, an OTT video and TV cloud platform provider based in Denmark and Poland. Ed Terino, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Xstream provides…

InterDigital makes offer for Technicolor R&I

Technicolor has confirmed it has received a binding offer and entered into exclusive negotiations with InterDigital, a mobile technology research and development company, for the sale of its Research &…

Zegona raises €114m to buy more of Euskaltel

UK telecom investor Zegona Communications has approved a capital enlargement of €114 million with the intention to purchase more shares in Spanish cable operator Euskaltel on the open market. With the…

Spain: Orange won’t bid for Euskaltel

Orange Spain will not buy – partly or wholly – the Basque-country based telco Euskaltel. In a statement to Bloomberg, the company said that “it rules out any transaction with…

Spotify acquires Gimlet, Anchor

Spotify acquires Gimlet, Anchor

Spotify has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Gimlet Media, an independent producer of podcast content, and Anchor, a prominent company in podcast creation, publishing, and monetisation services. Terms of…

Analyst: Pluto TV deal to boost Viacom D2C

Following Viacom’s recent agreement to purchase AVoD service Pluto TV for $340 million (€300m), Joseph Dimmock, Technology Analyst at data and analytics company GlobalData, has shared his thoughts on the…

Taptica buys RhythmOne

Taptica buys RhythmOne

Taptica, a global player in advertising technologies, announced the acquisition of RhythmOne for $176 million (€153,9m) in an all-stock deal, pending shareholder approval. RhythmOne provides cross-screen solutions focused on connected…

Vanguard boosts Dolby stake

Vanguard Group, a major investment fund and with more than $3 trillion invested under management, has boosted its stake in Dolby Labs. The fund now has some $385 million invested…

Italy: Bidders circle Sony channels

Viacom, Fox, De Agostini and Mediaset are in the running for the two free-to-air channels (Pop and Cine Sony) that Sony is putting up for sale in Italy. According to…

ARRIS stockholders approve CommScope acquisition

Stockholders of entertainment and communications technologist ARRIS International have voted by the requisite majorities to approve all matters presented regarding the proposed $7.4 billion (€6.45bn) acquisition by network infrastructure solutions…

M6 to acquire Lagardère’s TV networks

M6 Group has entered into negotiations to acquire Lagardère’s FTA and pay-TV networks (with the exception of international classical music and ballet channel Mezzo). The project anticipates the full takeover…

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