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Pace makes progress

Set-top box manufacturer Pace has maintained progress across all of its global markets in the first half of 2008. Due to a beneficial US Dollar/Euro exchange rate, the Pace France…

Pace makes progress

Set-top box manufacturer Pace has maintained progress across all of its global markets in the first half of 2008. Due to a beneficial US Dollar/Euro exchange rate, the Pace France…

Permira to take NDS private

In a surprise move News Corp has made a deal to become the minority shareholder in its conditional access subsidiary NDS. Two newcos backed by private equity house Permira will…

XM and Sirius sink on forecasts

Without or without merger XM and Sirius face a bleak future says Wall St. Goldman Sachs, citing a dramatic slowdown in subscriber growth, high debt costs, refinancing pressure and a…

Private equity eyes Sogecable

From David Del Valle in Madrid The sale of Sogecable pay-TV division, Digital Plus, is also attracting interest from several private equity firms, such as Permira and Apax, with suggestions…

Sogecable: Prisa takes control

From David del Valle in Madrid The Spanish media group Prisa, owner of the newspaper El País, is taking full control of the TV company Sogecable, owner of Digital Plus,…

ONO E8m profit in the first quarter

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s largest cable company ONO reported a profit of E8 million for the quarter against a E13 million loss for the same period last…

Unity up on triple plays

German cableco Unitymedia posted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2008 of E94.3 million up from E81.6 million in 2007. The company said it had enjoyed its strongest quarter for…

Unity up on triple plays

German cableco Unitymedia posted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2008 of E94.3 million up from E81.6 million in 2007. The company said it had enjoyed its strongest quarter for…

Time Warner $9bn cable spin-off

Time Warner will receive a higher than expected $9.25 billion dividend from the spin-off of Time Warner Cable and has confirmed plans for a “complete legal and structural separation” of…