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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…

Four likely bidders for Persidera

Italian broadcasters and private equity funds are the frontrunners to take over Telecom Italia’s DTT multiplex operator Persidera. According to news agency Radiocor Plus, the companies that are in the…

Disney, Fox deal expected

The move by the Walt Disney Co to acquire much of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox movie-to-TV empire very much looks like happening this week. The deal has been…

Warburg 20% stake in India’s Airtel DTH

Warburg 20% stake in India’s Airtel DTH

Private equity investment house Warburg Pincus has taken a 20 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel’s DTH arm, paying $350 million, the third-largest DTH operator in India. The agreement, signed…

Comcast drops out of Fox race

Comcast drops out of Fox race

US cable company Comcast has dropped out of the race for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment and international assets, clearing the way for Disney to acquire a piece of Rupert Murdoch’s…

Fox-Disney, a family affair? Hardly

A major deal between Disney and Fox, a vague rumour just a couple of weeks ago, now seems nailed on. And, if those nails don’t hold, it is said Comcast…

Apple closes Shazam buy

Apple has acquired Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400 million. The US tech giant, which revolutionised music with the introduction of…

TF1 confirms Axel Springer discussions

TF1 confirms Axel Springer discussions

French broadcaster TF1 has confirmed it is in exclusive discussions with digital publishing house Axel Springer SE about the potential acquisition of  the latter’s indirect 78.43 per cent stake in…

T-Group acquires Big Boots

T Group Productions has announced it will acquire Big Boots Studios, one of the first studios dedicated to engagement platforms—entertainment and social media experiences rooted in the digital space. Since…

ACCC clears Fox Sports/Foxtel merger

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided to not oppose the proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the transaction would not substantially lessen competition. Currently,…