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Tata Communications closes The Switch acquisition

Tata Communications, a digital ecosystem enabler, has announced completion of the acquisition of The Switch Enterprises. The $58.8 million (€53.5m) cash transaction has been closed post customary adjustments and regulatory approvals. Tata Communications, through its wholly owned international subsidiary Tata Communications (Netherlands) B.V. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent equity stake […]

May 2, 2023

Australia: Foxtel extends IPL rights

The Foxtel Group has extended its long-term partnership with the Tata Indian Premier League which will see it continue as the exclusive tournament broadcaster in Australia with games to be shown live on Fox Sports, available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports, until at least 2027. The renewed five-year deal will see 74 matches made available […]

April 6, 2023

Tata buys The Switch for €55m

Tata Communications is to acquire The Switch Enterprises. New York-based, The Switch is an end-to- end live video production and transmission services provider with reach to top tier sporting venues in North America. With this transaction, Tata Communications says it will gain a strong foothold into the Americas media and entertainment market, extend its portfolio […]

December 22, 2022

Tata Communications profits up 18.5%

India’s Tata Communications published its full-year and Q4 numbers saying that its Consolidated revenue totalled $2.24 billion for FY22 while Q4 FY22 topped $567 million. Most of the company’s business segments witnessed growth including core connectivity, digital platforms & services, and incubation services of data business. Specifically, Tata’s data business grew by 2.1 per cent […]

April 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Aswal joins Firstlight Media

With market traction fueling new growth opportunities in India and beyond, Firstlight Media has announced that Navdeep Singh Aswal has joined the company as Head of Sales, India and MENA. Aswal, who has helped Tier 1 operators and media companies select and deploy OTT platforms for more than 15 years, will build on Firstlight Media’s […]

April 12, 2022

OneWeb receives Indian operating licence

The question of whether India would ever refuse OneWeb an operating licence has never been in doubt. Now OneWeb has received its all-important Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite (GMPCS) licence. The formal permission came from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT), paving the way for OneWeb to launch its broadband service in India later this […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eclat selects Tata Communications to bring sports to pan-Asian viewers

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, and Eclat Media Group, a premier broadcaster of global sports content, today announce the expansion of Eclat’s sports content broadcasting to viewers across Asian countries, including Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. This new agreement powers Eclat Media Group’s newly launched channels, SPOTV and SPOTV2 to broadcast 4000+ […]

February 8, 2022

Tata Sky takes all of GSAT-24

NewSpace India (NSIL), the renamed commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), says that its new satellite GSAT-24, due to be launched by Arianespace early in 2022, has been fully leased. The client for the satellite is DTH broadcaster Tata Sky. “The entire satellite capacity on-board GSAT-24 will be leased to its committed […]

October 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Tata Elxsi partners with DStv

Tata Elxsi, a global player in design and technology services, has collaborated with DStv Media Sales, a globally recognised and awarded media sales organisation and part of MultiChoice Group, to consult and collaboratively build a vision for DStv Media Sales (DMS) that addresses current challenges while also positioning DMS for future growth. DMS specialises in […]

August 19, 2021

Tata Communications unveils V-VAR solution

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, is enhancing the sports experience with its Virtual Video Assisted Referee (V-VAR) solution. Powered by Tata Communications’ Media Cloud, this solution enables an unlimited number of umpires, referees and judges to connect remotely from anywhere across the globe to assess and declare the winner when contestants are racing […]

July 5, 2021