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Extreme challenges for Avanti Comms

Troubled specialist satellite operator Avanti used the Christmas break to issue its slew of bad news contained within its end-of-year results. December 27th saw the statement unveiled, for its trading…

REPORT: Saudis wants $6 billion from Alwaleed

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Saudi Arabia wants $6 billion from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in order to free him from detention. Bloomberg’s ‘Billionaire Index’ says that the…

Liberty Global sells Austrian operations to T-Mobile Austria

International TV and broadband company Liberty Global has reached an agreement to sell its Austrian operations, UPC Austria, to Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile Austria. At September 30th, 2017, UPC Austria’s…

2018: Shop till you drop. And roll out the red tape

Predictions for 2018: A fool’s errand, so here goes. Everyone says that ‘the people’ have lost faith in their politicians. Who can blame them given the shower we currently have?…

Technicolor exiting patent licensing business

Technicolor exiting patent licensing business

In line with its objective to simplify the Group’s structure and allocate its capital and resources to its operating businesses, media and entertainment technology specialist Technicolor has confirmed that it…

India approves Dish TV, Videocon D2H merger

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has approved the proposed merger between two of the country’s major DTH broadcasters. Official approval was given on December 15th for a scheme that…

Netherlands: T-Mobile and Tele2 partnership

Deutsche Telekom AG and Tele2 have reached an agreement under which T-Mobile NL will acquire Tele2’s Dutch business for a combination of cash and shares. The enlarged company will continue…

AIMS and MNA merge

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is merging with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) to form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and entertainment industry.…

Disney, Fox deal confirmed

Disney, Fox deal confirmed

In an move that complements and enhances The Walt Disney Company’s ability to provide consumers around the world with more appealing content and entertainment options, the entertainment giant has agreed to…

T-Mobile targets TV with Layer3 acquisition

US mobile telco T-Mobile – which styles itself as the Un-carrier – has unveiled the next phase in its mobile video strategy, planning to enter what it says is the…