Investment


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 […]

Digi-Capital: VR/AR firms raise US$2.5bn this year

Virtual and augmented reality startups have raised US$2.5 billion (€2.09 billion) so far this year, equaling the record for AR/VR investment in a single 12 month period more than a month before the end of 2017. This is according to Digi-Capital’s Augmented / Virtual Reality Report and Deals Database, which claims that, by sector, a […]

RTL takes full control of SpotX in expansion of ad tech activity

German broadcaster RTL has taken full control of video ad serving technology company SpotX in a deal that values the company at US$404 million. RTL said its investment in the company demonstrated its commitment to an ambitious ad tech strategy as well as recognition of SpotX’s impressive growth and execution strategy. RTL acquired an option […]

Sky invests US$2m in connected device firm Circle Media Labs

Sky has invested US$2 million in Circle Media Labs, a tech company specialising in connected devices. Sky described Circle Media Labs as an “early-stage technology company” and said in a brief statement that the investment would provide it with “additional insight into developments within the field.” Further details regarding the company and the devices it […]