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RTL Deutschland, Gruner + Jahr combination

RTL Deutschland, Gruner + Jahr combination

With the RTL Group suggesting that the deal will create a cross-media champion across TV, streaming, print, radio and digital, RTL Deutschland has agreed with Bertelsmann to acquire Gruner +…

CVC takes La Liga stake

CVC takes La Liga stake

La Liga, Spain’s top flight football league, is selling a 10 per cent stake to private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners, for €2.7 billion to help finance its long-term growth…

Rakuten acquires Altiostar at $1bn+ valuation

Rakuten acquires Altiostar at $1bn+ valuation

Rakuten Group has announced the acquisition of US-based mobile technology company, Altiostar Networks, at a total valuation of Altiostar at over $1 billion. Rakuten and Altiostar will partner to accelerate…

AT&T, TPG close DirecTV deal

AT&T, TPG close DirecTV deal

US multiplay telco AT&T and TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, have closed their transaction establishing a new company named DirecTV. This new company…

ITV rules out BT Sport acquisition

ITV rules out BT Sport acquisition

ITV had declared it is not interested in acquiring a stake in BT Sport – although it is keen to collaborate with the sports broadcaster. “It’s not the kind of…

OVHcloud acquires BuyDRM

OVHcloud acquires BuyDRM

In a move that strengthens its security expertise to make the cloud ever more secure, and enrich its Platform as a Service portfolio, European cloud computing specialist OVHcloud has acquired…

Ocean Blue Software acquires EKT’s Advanced Media Group

Ocean Blue Software (OBS) and EKT have agreed terms for the transfer of EKT’s Athens based Advanced Media Group to OBS with immediate effect. This team has more than a…

AT&T selling LatAm DirecTV unit

AT&T selling LatAm DirecTV unit

AT&T has told investors on that it would be selling its Latin American DirecTV unit, Vrio Corp, to Argentina-based investment company Grupo Werthein. The deal involves an impairment charge of…

Carlyle acquires LiveU

Carlyle acquires LiveU

LiveU, a specialist in live video streaming and remote production solutions, has announced that global investment firm Carlyle has acquired the company from investment firm Francisco Partners. Details of the…

Italy: Partners Group to acquire EOLO

Italy: Partners Group to acquire EOLO

Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has, on behalf of its clients, agreed to acquire a 75 per cent equity stake in EOLO, the largest fixed wireless access (FWA)…

Zoom acquires Five9 for $14.7bn

Zoom acquires Five9 for $14.7bn

Zoom Video Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Five9, a provider of the intelligent cloud contact centre, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion (€12.4bn).…

Lionsgate takes 20% stake in Spyglass

Lionsgate takes 20% stake in Spyglass

Global content provider Lionsgate has acquired the vast majority of the Spyglass Media Group feature film library of approximately 200 titles and formed a strategic content partnership with content creator…

Gravity Media acquires Telstra’s DSNG/Globecam business

Gravity Media acquires Telstra’s DSNG/Globecam business

Gravity Media, a global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has acquired Telstra Broadcast Services’ DSNG (Digital Satellite) fleet, its speciality…

Mediaocean to acquire Flashtalking

Mediaocean to acquire Flashtalking

Mediaocean, the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising, and Flashtalking, an independent ad management platform, have entered into a definitive agreement in which Mediaocean will acquire Flashtalking. The combined entity will infuse…

China blocks Huya, DouYu merger

China blocks Huya, DouYu merger

A mooted merger between two videogame streamers, Huya and DouYu, has been blocked by Chinese authorities on antitrust grounds. The planned merger, announced by Tencent which wanted to bring together…

TF1, Groupe M6 sign merger agreements

TF1, Groupe M6 sign merger agreements

Following the proposed merger between French commercial media groups TF1 and M6, their two parent  companies Groupe Bouygues and RTL Group, have confirmed the signing of agreements related to the…