Advanced Television


Capital A takes ODMedia stake

International content services and media processing company ODMedia has announced that Dutch Capital A Investment Partners has acquired a minority stake in the company. Capital A will assist ODMedia’s geographical expansion through a buy-and-build strategy. With the completeness of its service portfolio and preferred status with all the major platforms, ODMedia says it is well-positioned […]

February 14, 2023

Netgem sells French fibre business

In line with its strategy of refocusing on its core Streaming TV activity for telecom operators (B2B2C), as announced on February 1st, streaming entertainment specialist Netgem has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to sell its consumer fibre operator business in France to Nordnet, a subsidiary of the Orange group. Netgem will continue to […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Macquarie, Ardian eye Vodafone Spain

Australian Fund Macquarie Capital, the main shareholder in telco Onivia, and French company Ardian, owner of regional telco Adamo Telecom, are both seeking to buy Vodafone Spain’s network that covers 10.5 million households (out of which 7 million are cable deployments and 3.5 million FTTH lines), and is currently valued at €4 billion, according to […]

February 9, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

CMA: Microsoft/Activision deal could harm UK gamers

An investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally concluded that Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision could result in higher prices, fewer choices, or less innovation for UK gamers. The provisional findings follow a wide-ranging investigation conducted over the last five months to understand the market and potential impact of the deal. […]

February 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Veset acquired by PLAY Japan

Veset has been acquired by Japanese media technology company, PLAY. Veset will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLAY and continue to develop solutions for cloud playout and channel management. PLAY uses the best-of-breed video distribution technology and a wide range of associated services to promote digital transformation in the media, content, and enterprise fields. […]

February 6, 2023

MFE: “No ProSiebenSat.1 merger for now”

Italian broadcaster MFE-MediaforEurope has ruled out a complete merger with German broadcaster ProsiebenSat.1 for the time being – as well as a takeover bid – but is open to closer cooperation. Controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, MFE has built a potential stake of 29.9 per cent in its rival […]

February 3, 2023

Deutsche Telekom closes tower unit sale

Deutsche Telekom has confirmed the completion of the partial sale of its tower business in Germany and Austria, which is combined in the GD Towers unit. The Group had announced in July 2022 that it would sell 51 per cent of GD Towers to DigitalBridge and Brookfield. With the closing of the transaction, Deutsche Telekom […]

February 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Telenor Fiber completes sale of 30% to KKR

Telenor has closed the transaction to divest 30 per cent of Telenor Fiber in Norway to a consortium led by KKR, investing through its Core Infrastructure strategy, with Oslo Pensjonsforsikring as co-investor. The agreed sales price is based on an enterprise value of NOK 36.1 billion (€3.3bn) for the Norwegian fibre business which had a […]

February 1, 2023

Paramount+, Showtime to merge in US

Paramount has announced that its Showtime brand is set to be merged with Paramount+. In the US, the streaming and linear platforms will now be rebranded as ‘Paramount+ With Showtime’. Later this year the Showtime streaming service will cease operations. In a memo to staff, Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish said: “With Showtime’s content integrated […]

January 31, 2023

Rogers, Shaw, Quebecor extend proposed transactions date

Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, the Shaw Family Living Trust, and Quebecor have announced an agreement to extend the outside date of the proposed merger of Rogers and Shaw and the acquisition of Freedom Mobile by Videotron, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor, to February 17th. All parties say they remain committed to the pro-competitive transactions, which […]

January 31, 2023