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SeaChange acquires eventIS

SeaChange International, provider of software and hardware solutions for VOD television, has confirmed the acquisition of eventIS Group – a privately owned Netherlands-based company that provides VOD and linear broadcast…

Arris acquires assets of EG Technology

ARRIS has acquired certain assets of EG Technology, an Atlanta-based company for approximately $6.5 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Arris acquired EGT patents and video processing technology for…

Disney pays $4bn for Marvel

Disney is betting on Content as King, paying $4bn for Marvel Entertainment in a shares and cash deal. Disney will take over ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters, if the deal…

No smooth sailing for Pirate Bay sale

There is uncertainty surrounding the purchase of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay by Swedish-based Global Gaming Factory (GGF). Trading in GGF shares has been suspended and there are reports that…

Showtime, Orbit confirm merger

The pay-TV merger between Showtime Arabia and rival Orbit has concluded. The deal was announced last month, although no official valuation was given. Showtime Arabia had reportedly bought out its…

C4 out of Virgin TV auction

Channel 4 has withdrawn from the bidding for Virgin Media’s entertainment channels, because it can't afford it. The broadcaster is reported to have told Virgin it would not submit a…

Virgin Media mustn't be 'flipped' to News

Virgin Media has apparently inserted a clause into the sale of VMtv and its 50% share in UKTV, preventing the buyer from selling them on to a company that is…

Civolution acquires Thomson STS

Civolution, a provider of technology and services for identifying, managing and monetising media content, has acquired the Software & Technology Solutions (STS) watermarking business from Thomson. With this acquisition Civolution…

Cox to sell Travel stake

Cox Communications has decided to sell a majority stake in the Travel Channel in an auction expected to value the cable network at $600 million or more and break the…

BBCWW, C4 deal "imminent"

The BBC Worldwide chief executive, John Smith, is confident a deal to form a joint venture with Channel 4 will be signed within weeks following the tabling of a new…