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Analyst: Virgin/O2 talks ‘bolt out of the blue’

Analyst: Virgin/O2 talks ‘bolt out of the blue’

Although raising the possibility of such a move nearly a year ago, Paolo Pescatore, TMT Analyst at PP Foresight, has nevertheless described the possible merger of Liberty Global’s UK multiplay…

Amazon eyes OneWeb

Jeff Bezos’s Amazon is studying UK-headquartered satellite business OneWeb which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Bezos, who has his own Project…

EVS acquires Axon

EVS acquires Axon

In a move that it says complements its live production solution portfolio and strategically expands its global footprint, live video technology specialist EVS is to acquire broadcast and media network…

Virgin Media to merge with O2?

Numerous reports suggest that John Malone’s Liberty Global is in talks with Spanish telco Telefónica about merging its UK multiplay operator Virgin Media with Telefónica’s O2 mobile business. Bloomberg and…

EC OKs Canal Digital, Viasat Consumer pay-TV merger

The European Commission has approved the previously-announced combination of Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay-TV business, with Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment Group’s satellite pay-TV and broadband-TV business, into a new…

Forthnet sale to BC Partners

Greek telecoms operator Forthnet’s creditors are reported to have entered into exclusive negotiations with London-based private equity house BC Partners. The deal is said to be worth in excess of…

Musk and Eutelsat eye OneWeb assets

Elon Musk’s SpaceX as well as Paris-based Eutelsat have looked at OneWeb Global’s assets. OneWeb is in Chapter 11 protection. Trade news publication Space Intel Report suggests that Eutelsat’s interest…

Forthnet/Nova new buyers emerge

Greek telco Forthnet and in particular its ‘Nova’ DTH satellite TV operation is up for sale. One potential bidder, Greek businessman Evangelos Marinakis, dropped out of the bidding in March.…

Sky Studios acquires stake in The Lighthouse

Sky Studios has taken a minority stake in UK production company The Lighthouse, an independent producer of scripted drama programmes founded by Hilary Salmon, Radford Neville and Nick Betts. Launched…

Cellnex Arqiva deal cleared by CMA

Following what it describes as a thorough investigation, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the £2 billion (€2.2bn) merger between Cellnex UK and Arqiva’s telecommunication infrastructure division,…

Vivendi acquires Lagardère stake

Vivendi acquires Lagardère stake

Vivendi, following the recent sale of 10 per cent of its 100 per cent share capital of Universal Music Group (UMG) for an enterprise value of €30 billion, has announced…

Facebook takes 9.99% Jio Platforms stake

Facebook takes 9.99% Jio Platforms stake

In what represents India’s largest-ever FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) for a minority investment in the country, social media giant Facebook is to take a 9.99 per cent stake in Reliance…

Fandango to acquire Vudu

Fandango to acquire Vudu

Movie ticketing company Fandango is to buy US retail giant Walmart’s SVoD service, Vudu, for an undisclosed sum. Vudu will continue to power Walmart’s digital movie and TV store on…

NBC sells off Euronews stake; preps Sky World News

NBC News has sold its 25 per cent stake to Media Globe Networks (MGN), a vehicle for Egyptian telecoms entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris – already a major stakeholder – according to…

TiVo hit by shareholder’s lawsuit

The Shareholders Foundation has announced that an investor, who currently hold shares of TiVo, has filed a lawsuit in connection with the takeover of TiVo Corp. The class action concerns…