Disney’s streaming business already worth more than US$100 billion

Despite being in its relative infancy, Disney’s streaming business has already been valued at over US$100 billion by Barclays. Disney’s streaming empire is made up of three pillars – Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. Sports streamer ESPN+ launched in April 2018 while Disney took full control of Hulu in May 2019 and launched flagship service Disney+ […]

Barclays doubles SVOD investment fund to £200m

Barclays has doubled its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) investment fund for UK TV producers to £200 million (€225 million), after reporting “exceptional demand”. Barclays Corporate Banking said that it has already paid out more than £100 million to production companies in the 18 months since its initial £100m fund has been active. To date it has […]

BSkyB chooses banks for pan-European pay TV plan

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has hired Morgan Stanley and Barclays to advise on its plans to create a pan-European pay TV giant combining its operations with those of 21st Century Fox stable-mates Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, according to a Reuters report. According to Reuters, citing a source familiar with the matter, both banks, […]

Liberty buys 12.65% Ziggo stake

Liberty Global has paid roughly €632.5 million for a 12.65% stake in the Netherlands’ largest cable operator Ziggo.  Through the deal, Liberty has acquired 25.3 million Ziggo shares from Barclays Capital Securities for €25.00 per share, giving it an almost 13% stake based on the shares outstanding as of December 31, 2012. Commenting this morning, […]

Barclays acquires stake in Ziggo after failing to find buyers for shares

Barclays Bank has acquired a 14.2% stake in Dutch cable operator Ziggo after failing to find enough buyers for a block of shares for which it agreed to underwrite the sale. Private equity owners Cinven and Warburg Pincus moved last week to sell 40 million shares in the operator, the equivalent of a 20% stake, […]