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ROK acquires Fun Little Movies

ROK Entertainment Group, the UK-based mobile technologies company, has acquired a 51 per cent controlling interest in Los Angeles-based Fun Little Movies (FLM) for a combination of cash and shares…

Ofcom DTT proposals

UK Media regulator Ofcom has revealed proposals for a significant upgrade of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) that will offer more channels and new services. The proposed upgrade will create capacity…

Candover profits on GET

UK buyout firm Candover has agreed to sell Norwegian cable television company GET for 5.8 billion crowns (E0.7bn)) to a group of buyers led by rivals Quadrangle and GS Capital…

Richardson joins UDcast

UDcast, provider of IP over broadcast and satellite, has announced that David Richardson has joined the company as vice president of corporate and business development. Richardson was previously the Director…

Spain’s ONO E186m loss

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable company ONO has declared a loss of E186 million in the first nine months of the year as a result of…

Gisby for C4

Channel 4 has confirmed former Yahoo! executive John Gisby as its first dedicated director of new media and technology. Gisby will be responsible for expanding Channel 4’s presence in online…

FCC must rule on ISP P2P traffic control

A distributor of online video content has filed a complaint with the US Federal Communications Commission, asking the agency to stop broadband providers from blocking or slowing P2P traffic. The…

New promo money for Spain DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Ministry of Industry and the Pro DTT Association, ImpulsaTDT, have signed an agreement to invest E6 million in the promotion of DTT to…

Murdoch not interested in Five

James Murdoch has ruled out swapping British Sky Broadcasting's stake in ITV for ownership of Five, RTL's UK channel. The satellite broadcaster, which has a paper loss of about £320…

Google DoubleClick deal, new scrutiny

Google’s proposed £3.1 billion (E4.49bn) purchase of DoubleClick will face an in-depth second-phase review, after the European Commission expressed concerns about competition issues. The European Commission’s Competition Unit will conduct…

Sirius and XM shareholders want merger

Shareholders of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio voted to approve Sirius’ proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of XM. The companies signed an agreement in February for a deal that…

EU set for new telco rules

The European Union is set to launch new reform proposals for the telecoms sector in a bid to increase competition and create a single market. Draft proposals are expected to…

Pluthero control at C&W

John Pluthero will assume management control of both the international and the Europe, Asia and US divisions of Cable & Wireless following the departure of Harris Jones, the international chief…

Four in for Numericable

Four buyout firms have been shortlisted in the race to buy British private equity firm Cinven’s 35 percent stake in French cable operator Numericable. The firms selected – PAI Partners,…

FCC new rules for 'saturated' cable market?

A report by the Federal Communications Commission is claimed to show that cable TV companies have reached a subscriber saturation point that may lead to the agency exerting greater regulatory…