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Swedish cabler Com Hem preps US$800m IPO

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has unveiled plans to raise about SEK5.5 billion (US$832.7 million) through an IPO on the Stockholm stock exchange. Com Hem said the goal of the offering is to reduce the company’s debt levels and provide additional financial flexibility. The company aims to reduce its net leverage to about 4.15 times […]

Content revenue up following private switch

Producer-distributor Content Media Corporation’s move to being a privately held company has lead to full-year revenue growing 54%. The company posted twelve-month revenue to 31 March, 2013, of £46.9 million (US$70.9 million) compared with £30.5 million for the previous year. Within the 2013 total, revenue at Content’s TV and film production division grew £13.8 million to £23.7 million. […]

Eisner: Hulu buyer will lose next-day rights

Former Disney chairman Michael Eisner has predicted the victor in the battle to buy US streaming service Hulu will lose the prized next-day rights it currently offers. Speaking to Bloomberg Television yesterday, Eisner revealed that he had considered making an offer for the US$1 billion-valued platform but decided against the risk the company potentially comes […]

Content Media gets US$40m credit line

Film and TV producer and distributor Content Media has renewed and extended a key line of bank credit. The US$40 million facility with JP Morgan and others has been renewed for three more years. It was initially agreed in 2004, since when it has been renewed four times. The Company operates three divisions: Content Film, […]

Sangeeta Desai joins FremantleMedia from Hit

Producer and distributor FremantleMedia has hired Sangeeta Desai as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. She joins from kids producer and distributor Hit Entertainment where she was COO. Prior to that she was at private equity firm and Hit-backer Apax and has also worked at investment banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. At FremantleMedia […]