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US pay TV subscriber losses mount

The top 10 US pay TV providers recorded a total net loss of over 358,000 subscribers in the second quarter, with gains for OTT TV options DirecTV Now and Sling TV only partially offsetting losses from their parent companies and the cable operators, according to Informitv’s latest Multiscreen Index. According to the latest edition of […]

Comcast to be first US operator to launch Amazon Prime Video

Comcast has partnered with Amazon in a deal that will establish it as the first US pay TV operator to launch Prime Video integrated into its television platform. Amazon Prime Video is due to launch on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 later this year, allowing viewers to watch Prime Originals like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, […]

Fox and Disney shareholders say yes to deal

21st Century Fox and Disney shareholders have approved the acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business by Disney. Fox shareholders approved the company’s merger agreement with Disney and the agreement for the distribution of shares related to the spin-off of the ‘new Fox’ company headed by Lachlan Murdoch that will house Fox News and Fox Business Network […]

Telia to acquire Bonnier Broadcasting

Nordic telecom operator Telia has struck a deal to take control of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Nordic pay TV channel provider C More for SEK9.2 billion (€890 million). Telia said the move was in line with the strategy adopted by the Board in 2014 to create a new Telia Company […]

Comcast drops out of Fox race to focus on Sky

Comcast has dropped the bidding war with Disney to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox and will instead focus on the acquisition of Sky. “I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company,” Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said […]

Department of Justice chances of success ‘remote’, says AT&T chief

The possibility that the US Department of Justice will succeed in overturning a court decision that enabled AT&T to go ahead with its acquisition of Time Warner is “remote”, according to AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson. Stephenson told CNBC that the DOJ’s intervention “changes nothing” in relation to the company’s plans to integrate Time Warner […]

Liberty Global unconcerned whether Fox or Comcast take control of Sky

Liberty Global is “not bothered” about whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast gains control of Sky in the UK, according to the international cable operator’s CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to CNBC, Fries said that Liberty both competed and partnered with Sky in the UK and said that the market was “healthy and vibrant” and competitive. […]

Comcast raises Sky bid to £26bn as UK government approves Fox takeover

Comcast has raised its cash offer for Sky to £26 billion after 21st Century Fox’s cash bump to £24.5 billion (€27.7 billion) earlier this week. The latest move in the bidding war for Sky comes as the UK government finally gave a green light to Fox’s takeover of the UK pay TV operator. The offer […]

Comcast lines up regional sports network buyers in Fox battle

Comcast is lining up potential buyers for 21st Century Fox regional sports networks (RSNs) in an attempt to ease antitrust concerns about a new bid to acquire the majority of Fox’s assets, according to Reuters. The media giant is talking to private equity firms, including Apollo Global Management and Blackstone Group LP, about acquiring the […]

Sky bidding war in prospect as Fox set for green light

21st Century Fox is expected to receive a green light from culture secretary Matt Hancock to take control of Sky this week, triggering a potential bidding war for the UK-based pay TV operator with Comcast. Hancock’s clearing of the deal is expected to conditional on Fox selling Sky News – most likely to Disney – […]

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