Year2021


Canal+ take majority stake in SPI International

France’s Canal+ has struck a deal to take a 70% stake in SPI International, the European TV channel and streamer operator behind brands including FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska and recently launched SVOD Dizi. Loni Farhi, who founded SPI almost three decades ago, will continue to manage the business alongside CEO Berk Uziyel. Financial details have […]

Altice France acquires 100% control of Coriolis Télécom

Altice France has acquired 100% control service provider Coriolis Télécom in its latest move to consolidate smaller mobile-centric players in the French market. Altice will initially pay €298 million, with a delayed additional payment of €117 million, for the operator. The latest acquisition follows that of Afone Participations, owner of a 50% stake in mobile […]

United Group’s Nova makes key appointments

United Group-owned Greek pay TV operator Nova has made a series of key management appointments including a new head of its media unit and a new chief commercial officer. Other appointments include a business commercial director and executives to lead functions including marketing, HR and legal. Kiki Silvestriadou has been named CEO of Nova Media. Silvestriadou joins […]

Ireland’s Pure Telecom taps Netgem TV for new TV launch

Irish ISP Pure Telecom has launched a TV service powered by Netgem TV. Netgem TV said the new branded TV service was the first such launch in the country in more than four years, since the debut of Vodafone TV. Pure Telecom has turned to TV-as-a-Service provider Netgem TV to deliver the Pure TV offering. […]

Agile Content names new corporate director

Video distribution technology outfit Agile Content has named Alfonso Zapata, a former ING Direct executive, as its new corporate director.  With experience in the digital banking sector, Zapata is joining Agile Content with the aim of driving its international growth strategy. The company said. He will support finance, human resources, and legal activities, with a […]

La Casa de Papel tops Parrot’s in-demand list for France

Global Spanish-language phenomenon La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) led the top 10 in-demand originals in France in the week from September 12-18, according to the latest data from Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand […]

CTE launches new premium Asian movie channel with Singtel

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of a bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, is launching new premium Asian movie channel CM+ with Singtel, Singapore’s largest telco and pay TV operator.  CM+ will launch on Singtel TV on October 1 at 1200 HKT. The channel features the latest blockbusters from across Asia, with first […]

Tele Columbus revamps product set to include cable connections

German cable operator Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand has revamped its product portfolio to include cable connections in its bundled tariffs for the first time. The cable connection, which previously had to be paid for separately,  is now included in the operator’s combi tariffs, so a separate cable contract is no longer […]

Mediaset on the up as it completes Dutch move

Mediaset has now moved its registered office to the Netherlands, fulfilling a long-ambition that was also long-delayed because of the dispute between the Italian media company and one of its major shareholders, Vivendi. Pier Silvio Berlusconi will now be CEO of Mediaset NV, the new Dutch registered company, with Fedele Confalonieri serving as chairman. Mediaset’s […]

Tele Columbus strikes new deal with M7

German service provider Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, has extended and expanded its long-term partnership with Canal+-owned M7 Group. The new agreement enables PŸUR to continue to supply its cable customers with the range of M7 Deutschland channels. The operator said that the range of pay TV channels and foreign language packages […]

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