O2 & Virgin Media confirm merger, plan to invest $12bn on ‘converged platform’

Telefonica and Liberty Global have confirmed the merger of their UK operations. The 50-50 merger will see Telefonica’s O2 and Liberty Global’s Virgin Media come together under one roof to create what the companies say will be a “a stronger fixed and mobile competitor in the UK market.” The deal, expected to close in the […]

Disney+ strikes exclusive UK mobile deal, launches ‘Frozen 2’ early

A little over a week away from launching Disney+ in Europe, the company has announced a mobile distribution deal with O2 in the UK. The deal sees the Telefónica-owned O2 become the exclusive mobile distributor of Disney+ in the UK. It had been reported that BT’s EE was the favourites for a Disney+ deal, but […]

Robert Redford eyes Rio as international Sundance Festival venue

Robert Redford has told TBI that the success of the London edition of his Sundance Film Festival has encouraged him to look at taking it elsewhere internationally and he is particularly keen on Brazil as a venue. Sundance London launched last year, in partnership with entertainment and venues firm AEG. In an exclusive interview Redford […]