Ireland’s Eir reportedly in talks to buy Setanta Sport

Irish telco Eir is in talks to acquire Dublin-based pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sport, according to local press. According to the Irish Times, talks between the pair are at an advanced stage and are likely to be completed next year, subject to regulatory approval. According to the paper, Setanta co-founder and majority owner Mickey O’Rourke […]

SES and Eutelsat sell Solaris Mobile to EchoStar

SES and Eutelsat have sold their Dublin-based joint venture, mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Solaris Mobile, to US-based EchoStar Corporation.  EchoStar acquired 100% of the asset, with EchoStar Satellite Services president Anders Johnson commenting that it now aims to accelerate its advanced mobile services throughout the EU. “We are excited to build upon the groundwork […]