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Informa acquires majority of IHS Markit TMT

TBI’s parent company Informa is acquiring the majority of IHS Markit’s TMT assets. The agreement will see Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolio exchanged for IHS Markit’s leading portfolio of TMT brands. “This agreement is very positive for both IHS Markit and Informa, increasing the focus of each company on core markets where it has particular strengths […]

Starz Play to ‘spark Mid East OTT boom’

The launch of the Starz OTT platform in the Middle East will spark a wave of overseas-backed SVOD service launches in the region, a new report predicts. Traditional cultural barriers that have stopped international companies launching in the Middle in the past are “starting to fall”, according to research firm Ovum, which is part of […]

US mega pay TV deals to drive M&A activity

Analysts have said the AT&T deal for DirecTV will help the merged entity mitigate the rising cost of content and could also spur further industry consolidation. US telco AT&T announced Sunday that it has agreed to buy satellite pay TV operator DirecTV for US$48.5 billion and the news followed the announcement, in February, that Comcast […]

Informa: Netflix facing greater rights competition as rivals step up

Netflix will find it harder to secure premium content this year with increasing competition from incumbent pay TV operators and new OTT service operators, according to analysts. TV and digital media specialists at TBI publisher Informa Telecoms & Media are forecasting that 2014 will be the year that “the content rights pendulum will swing away […]

Spain and Italy decline, but Germany fuels European pay TV growth

Pay TV subscribers in Spain and Italy declined last year, but overall numbers for Western Europe were up, spurred by strong growth in Germany, according to new research. The Digital TV Research numbers contrast with those from Informa Telecoms & Media, which recently reported that cumulative pay TV subs fell in Western Europe for the […]