Technicolor rejects latest JP Morgan offer

French technology group Technicolor has rejected the latest offer from JP Morgan to take a stake in the group, according to a report in French financial daily Les Echos. JP Morgan and Technicolor’s board signed an agreement in May that would enable the former to take a stake of up to 30% in the set-top […]

Technicolor factory in receivership

Technicolor’s set-top box facility in Angers in France has been placed in receivership, according to local reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, the Nanterre commercial court has placed the facility in receivership for a six months observation period. Technicolor’s management announced that the factory was bankrupt last Friday. The Angers factory is Technicolor’s last […]

Technicolor board to recommend JP Morgan offer

The board of TV technology provider Technicolor has decided to recommend an offer by JP Morgan to buy the company despite a surprise offer by Vector Capital. The board has decided unanimously to recommend JP Morgan’s offer to the company’s forthcoming general assembly, despite the higher Vector Capital offering. The latter, which owns 0.6% of […]

Multiscreen video service M-GO preps for autumn commercial launch, international in 2013

Technicolor is to beta-launch its M-GO multiscreen video service in the US in the summer ahead of a planned commercial launch in the autumn, with expansion in Europe penned in for 2013. Speaking to DTVE, Greg Gudorf, chief operating officer, M-GO at Technicolor (pictured), said the venture would offer films for rental as well as […]

Broadpeak completes spin-off process

Technicolor content delivery network spin-off Broadpeak has completed the acquisition of its core software technology from Technicolor in exchange for a minority stake in the company. The company said the move would enable it to further broaden its open ecosystem of partners. “Today marks the final step in Broadpeak’s spin-off process from Technicolor,” said Jacques […]

Ericsson to acquire Technicolor’s broadcast services business

Ericsson is set to acquire the broadcast services division of Technicolor. Ericsson has submitted a binding offer of €19 million and a potential earn-out based on 2015 revenues of the division’s activity of up to €9 million. The company said the acquisition would boost its broadcast operations in terms of the number of channels managed […]

Technicolor launches online video service M-GO

Technicolor has used the CES show in Las Vegas to launch M-GO, a new consumer brand that will allow users to combine media including movies, music, apps and live TV in one cloud-based location. Technicolor plans to launch the service in the US this spring before launching it internationally next year. Technicolor has struck strategic […]

Fox turns to Technicolor for Sons of Anarchy app

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is to launch an interactive application for its show Sons of Anarchy using Technicolor’s recently announced MediaEcho application feature set. According to Technicolor, the Sons of Anarchy application uses its BD-Live functionality and audio watermarking technology to deliver synchronized content and e-commerce capabilities to Apple iPads. Consumers can download the […]

Technicolor launches second-screen synch app

Video technology company Technicolor has launched MediaEcho, a new app to enable broadcasters to deliver synchronisation of secondary content with Blu-ray, video-on-demand and broadcast programming. MediaEcho is designed to synchronise content including cast, crew and production information, historical facts, audio and video onto a tablet device that allows viewers to engage with the programme without […]

Technicolor sells DRM stake

Broadcast services provider Technicolor has sold its stake in DRM specialist ContentGuard. Technicolor has agreed to sell its 25.7% stake in ContentGuard to Pendrell Technologies, who is acquiring 90.1% of the company for US$90.1 million (€66 million). Technicolor acquired its stake in ContentGuard in 2005 and claims it will net US$11.5 million from the sale. […]

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