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AMC Networks completes $1bn Chellomedia purchase

AMC Networks has closed its €750 million (US$1 billion) acquisition of global channels operator and content company Chellomedia from Liberty Global. The deal is for “substantially all” of Liberty’s interests in Chello, excluding Dutch premium cable channels Film1 and Sport1. Chello Central Europe, Chello Latin America, Chello Multicanal, Chello Zone, ad sales unit Atmedia and […]

German court questions Liberty Global’s Kabel BW deal

A German court has overturned antitrust regulator Bundeskartellamt’s 2011 approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of operator Kabel BW on the grounds that certain conditions set out at the time were not sufficient to compensate for the merged entity’s market power. The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court, acting on a complaint from Deutsche Telekom, ruled that the […]

Sport1 inks ESPN deal, launches US sports channel

German sports broadcaster Sport1 is launching a new pay-TV channel for US sports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after licensing content from ESPN Sports Media. Sport1 US is due to launch on August 1 and will be available in both SD and HD on the Kabel Deutschland, Sky Deutschland, Unitymedia and Kabel BW platforms. The […]

Kabel Deutschland shares spike on Liberty rumour

Shares in Kabel Deutschland rose sharply yesterday on reports that Liberty Global may be preparing a bid for the leading German cable operator. According to business title Manager Magazin, Liberty Global aims to pre-empt Vodafone, which has reportedly been interested in acquiring the operator. While a bid for KDG would attract the attention of the […]