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Liberty Global acquisition drive “slowing down” and turning vertical

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Liberty Global is unlikely to acquire fixed networks in further European markets and is not interested in acquiring mobile networks, but could drive consolidation in… Read more

BT boosted by Sport and fibre broadband

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BT reported a 10% increase in profits at its consumer division during the fiscal first quarter, which it attributed to the “benefit of BT Sport… Read more

BeIN Sport secures suspension of Canal+’s rugby deal

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Al Jazeera-owned sports networks BeIN Sports has secured the suspension of rival Canal+’s exclusive five-year deal with France’s national rugby league (LNR) for coverage of… Read more

Netflix reportedly planning Spain launch for 2015

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Netflix is due to launch in Spain in the last quarter of 2015, according to a report this week by Spanish news agency, Europa Press.… Read more

RTL buys majority stake in video ad platform SpotXchange

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RTL Group has paid €107 million to take a 65% majority stake in US video advertising platform SpotXchange. The German media group said the deal… Read more

Zon successor Nos sees converged offerings success

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Portuguese operator Nos – the combined brand for Zon Multimédia and Optimus that was launched in May – saw its ‘convergent RGU’ fixed-line base almost… Read more

France’s competition watchdog to investigate Numericable-SFR deal

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France’s competition authority has announced a wide-ranging investigation into cable operator Numericable’s proposed acquisition of Vivendi-owned telco SFR, citing serious concerns about the impact the… Read more

AMC tipped to make move for BBC America stake

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US-listed channel operator AMC is in negotiations to buy almost half of BBC America, according to wire service Bloomberg. BBC America is currently fully-owned by… Read more

Jason Kilar’s Vessel going after YouTube content producers

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Former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s new business is actively going after online video producers and seeking to entice them with better terms than they could… Read more

Swisscom passes ultra high-speed milestone

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Swisscom has now connected over a million homes to its ultra fast broadband network, the company has revealed. The company said it aimed to extend… Read more