Turner buys open Sky EPG slot

Turner Broadcasting System Europe has acquired one of two slots on the BSkyB EPG released when the previous owner went into administration. UK broadcast management company Canis Media sold off the Price Drop and Bid TV channel EPG slots after the networks’ parent company Sit-Up went into administration in April. Canis has sold the channel […]

Netflix, Hulu ‘could buy prodcos in 2014’

Another report into media industry mergers and acquisitions activity has singled out Netflix and Hulu as the likely drivers of business next year. OTT services could “act as a catalyst for M&A activity” in 2014, auditor KPMG has predicted. “Many of these businesses are moving from offering ‘secondary’ content – TV content and films which […]

IMG Media bids €3 billion for Serie A rights

Sports and fashion media business IMG Media has reportedly offered €3 billion (US$4 billion) to the Italian football league to secure the rights to advise and manage TV rights for the Serie A. According to Italian press reports, IMG Media put in the offer for the three seasons from 2015 to 2018 and said it […]