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Croatia: Antitrust green lights Nova TV takeover

Croatia’s Agency for the Protection of Market Competition (AZTN) has given the green light for the purchase of the country’s most popular commercial TV channel Nova TV by Slovenia Broadband.…

Fox buys seven stations to gain 50% coverage

21st Century Fox has bought seven TV stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company for approximately $910 million. The transaction will grow Fox Television Stations’ (FTS) coverage to…

24i Media acquires Mautilus

24i Media, the Internet TV app technology provider, has announced the acquisition of Mautilus, the Czech TV app agency specialising in HbbTV and applications for multiple devices. The acquisition strengthens…

Comcast $60bn to outbid Disney for Fox?

Comcast $60bn to outbid Disney for Fox?

Reports suggest that US media giant Comcast is planning an all-cash bid of $60 billion (€50bn) for most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, dependent on whether the US administration approves…

MasMovil for sale?

MasMovil for sale?

MasMovil, the fourth largest telco in Spain, may be the focus of a new consolidation move in the market. Its shareholders – mainly venture funds and private groups – are…

Permira confirms Cisco video unit acquisition

Permira confirms Cisco video unit acquisition

Following advanced-television.com’s reporting that a deal was imminent, Permira, the global private equity firm, has confirmed that it is to acquire Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Following…

UK competition watchdog submits Fox/Sky report

The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has submitted its final report on 21st Century Fox’s bid to buy the 61 per cent of Sky it does not already own…

Cisco nearing video unit sale?

Following Advanced-Television’s November 2017 revelation that it was looking for a buyer for its former NDS video software division, Cisco Videoscape, reports suggest that the unit will be sold back…

T-Mobile, Sprint in $146bn merger

Suggesting the move will create the only company with the network capacity needed to launch rapidly a nationwide 5G network with the breadth and depth critical to extend the USA’s…

Yahsat buys majority stake in Thuraya

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat is taking a controlling stake in fellow-Emirati satellite company Thuraya. Thuraya operates in the L-band, and is well-known for its provision of sat-phone and other…