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Disney acquires 20% of Vocento

Vocento has revealed that Disney has agreed to acquire 20 per cent of the Spanish media group’s Net TV unit for around E27 million. In a statement, Vocento said the…

Takeover rumours circle Setanta

Pay-TV sports broadcaster Setanta Sports was at the centre of takeover speculation after reports of a £1 billion-plus (E1.4bn) offer for the business. The Irish company received the unsolicited approach…

Microsoft must up bid for Yahoo

Yahoo’s board is expected to officially reject Microsoft’s takeover bid concluding the $44.6 billion offer “undervalued” the company, and want an offer equivalent to $40 a share, rather than the…

Kudelski acquires EmbedICs

The Kudelski Group, specialists in CA, have agreed to acquire EmbedICs, a US-based embedded software, cryptography and fabless semiconductor design firm.…

Teleste buys Ortikon

Teleste has acquired the Finnish software and video service solution provider Ortikon Interactive Ltd. Founded in 2000 Ortikon develops complete integrated software solutions designed for video business. The company supplies…

TW to cut off dial up and cable?

Time Warner has folwed up its results with news it is separating AOL's dial-up internet access service from its faster-growing online advertising business. The move could presage a sale or…

Virgin Media chief discounts ITV bid

From Colin Mann in London Neil Berkett, acting CEO of UK 'quad-play' operator Virgin Media, has given a strong indication that it is unlikely to launch a renewed bid for…

Amazon backs Lovefilm

Amazon is to bow out of DVD rentals and throw its weight behind Lovefilm, the leading European specialist,. Amazon is to transfer its subscribers and inject some cash to Lovefilm…

Intelsat complete buy

Serafina Holdings, an entity formed by BC Partners, Silver Lake and other equity investors, has closed its acquisition of commercial satellite operator Intelsat. Through the transaction, the equity of Intelsat…

Google troubled by Microsoft move

Google has said it finds Microsoft’s $44.6 billion bid to buy rival Yahoo “troubling” and wants regulators to scrutinise the proposed deal. Google said the tie-up could unfairly limit the…